PULP HEROES: TWO MORE FROM SILVER JOHN

This time around I’ll give a synopsis of a Silver John vignette and then a short story. I’m still going in order of publication, so this will be the first vignette and the third short story. For background info on Silver John click here: https://glitternight.com/pulp-heroes/

WHY THEY’RE NAMED THAT – This Silver John vignette features a Gardinel, another monstrous creature plucked from Appalachian lore. A Gardinel is a supernatural being able to appear as a rough shelter in order to  attract  weary travelers in lonely, secluded places. Once the wayfarer is inside and asleep the Gardinel devours them. It’s sort of like a large -scale Venus Flytrap in concept.

VANDY, VANDY – Silver John journeys to an isolated mountain community to learn an obscure folk song and add it to his repertoire. Naturally all is not as it seems there and John must save a family from a man named Loder who is really a witch. Not only has Loder been alive since the days of the Salem witch trials, but it turns out the witch also was an ally of Benedict Arnold in his traitorous intrigues. John’s silver coins help save the day with a little help from Loder’s fear of George Washington.          

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2 responses to “PULP HEROES: TWO MORE FROM SILVER JOHN

  1. Gardinel is such a pretty term for such a creepy thing. Cool post.

  2. Thanks! I’m glad you liked it!

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