DeLap Cemetery, LaFollette, Tennessee The Lore: DeLap Cemetery holds the graves of a small band of Confederate soldiers belonging to North Carolina’s 58th Regiment. The recruits traveled from Cumberland Gap to Jacksboro, Tennessee in 1862 where they were soon assigned to guard Big Creek Gap. The harsh winter, lack of medical supplies and rampant disease, … Continue reading A Civil War Era Short Story – Enjoy!
Gather 'round. This little horror story puts a different twist on "roadside shrines". The Lore ROADSIDE SHRINES Roadside shrines can be seen on almost any major highway in the world. In the United States, they are common throughout the Southwest, especially on Highway 86 between Tucson and Why, Arizona. This two lane road cuts through … Continue reading Short Story Time Again!
The inspiration for this tale came from the historical Edgewood Plantation near Charles City, Virginia. The lore is featured in my book Road Tales. The Lore Elizabeth “Lizzie” Rowland fell in love with a young man from a nearby estate. As soon as she heard the distinctive gait of her suitor’s horse, Lizzie would run … Continue reading Another Short Story – ONCE UPON A TIME
This shorty is based on "Crazy Woman Camp", an abandoned campsite I discovered while hiking in southern Arizona. It's also featured in my collection "Road Tales", available in print and ebook at Amazon. The Lore: Crazy Woman Camp, Why, AZ In the far reaches of southern Arizona, just above Organ Pipe National Monument, lies the … Continue reading FISH BAIT – Short Story Series Continued
Time for another Short Story in my ongoing series. You can read more tales here. Or learn about additional myth and lore from my travels in Road Tales - Myth, Lore and Curiosities from America's Back Roads. Enjoy! Old Mortimer Cemetery, Mortimer, NC The Lore: Mortimer, North Carolina was a thriving logging town in the early … Continue reading Short Story Series continues with Unmarked Graves
The Lore: Northeastern Oklahoma is often called “Green Country” because of the abundance of man made lakes and heavily treed rolling hills. Tucked away just a few miles from the Kansas border lies Picher, a modern day ghost town described by one local news source as “The biggest environmental disaster you’ve never heard of”. Picher … Continue reading Short Story Series: Picher Perfect