Here is my synopsis of the first Silver John story. I’ll be adding the rest of the stories and vignettes before moving on to the novels. For background info on the pulp hero called Silver John click here: https://glitternight.com/2011/03/17/sneak-preview-of-my-pulp-hero-page-first-up-silver-john/
***O, UGLY BIRD! – The Silver John short stories debuted with this eerie tale that nicely establishes the whys and wherefores of John and his part of the world. In this inaugural tale Silver John saves a mountain community from the reign of terror of the evil Osmer, a man whose dark soul can go forth in the shape of a giant, hideous bird to kill anyone foolish enough to oppose him. A young girl named Winnie is the first in a long line of ladies who unsuccessfully attempt to convince John to settle down and stop his wandering ways (at least until his beloved Evadare comes along).