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
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
This is the second in a series of short stories based on myth and lore from my book, Road Tales. Hope you enjoy it! The Lore: Ghost Horses of Palo Duro Canyon, TX Palo Duro Canyon near Amarillo, Texas exhibits breathtaking views of colorful rock formations, deep sloping walls and an abundance of native trees and … Continue reading Short Story Series: War Pony
When I originally came up with the idea to pen a book about curious and oft-unexplained lore discovered during my RV travels, I planned to write a fictional short story to accompany each myth. During the writing process, however, it became apparent the combination of fiction and "non-fiction" was not the direction my project would take. … Continue reading Short Story Series – Great Balls of Fire