Here is my synopsis of the second 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/
THE DESRICK ON YANDRO – A desrick is a very old-fashioned cabin that was constructed specifically to offer maximum protection from attacks by Native Americans or wild animals. Yandro is a remote mountain, named after a monied family whose patriarchs have been evilly lording it over one of the backwoods communities for decades.
A witch lives in the desrick on Yandro; a witch who was jilted by the grandfather of the current head of the corrupt Yandro clan when she wouldn’t reveal to him where a fortune in gold could be found. Itching for the gold that eluded his ancestor Mr Yandro has Silver John accompany him on a dangerous journey to the desrick.
This wonderful story features a veritable menagerie of monsters, including the Bammat, which is the last of the Woolly Mammoths, the Toller, a huge winged creature whose cry tolls the hearer’s doom, the Culverin, which shoots pebbles from its mouth like buckshot, the Flat, which is like a blanket-sized (and shaped) worm that wraps itself around its prey, the Skim, which glides through the air like a kite and the Behinder, which no one can describe because it strikes from behind and leaves no survivors.
A very awkward, monsterless version of this tale featured in the horrendous movie that was made about Silver John’s adventures.
KEEP CHECKING BACK AS I WILL PERIODICALLY GIVE A SYNOPSIS OF EACH OF THE SILVER JOHN SHORT STORIES AND VIGNETTES.
8 responses to “PULP HEROES: THE SECOND SILVER JOHN STORY”
The behinder mmm? Yeah when that happens to my grandmom she says, “whats that, did you see that mouse just run bye?” Usualy happens after bean night.
LMAO You’re hilarious! Thanks for the comment!
Never heard of this hero before now. I like anything horror so I want to check these out now.
Glad to hear it! Thanks for commenting!
Very interesting character. I read ur about page and it looks like you have quite a few of these hidden characters yet to go.
Thank you very much for the comment! Yes, I’ll be hitting the other Pulp Heroes mentioned on my About page in the near future.
Nice pack of monsters!