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PULP HEROES: SILVER JOHN – “FIND THE PLACE YOURSELF” AND “WALK LIKE A MOUNTAIN”

I’m continuing my look at Manly Wade Wellman’s pulp hero Silver John, the roaming singer and guitarist who fights supernatural forces in the Appalachian Mountains of long ago, sort of like a countrified Orpheus meets Kolchak. He’s called Silver John because of the silver strings on his guitar and the silver coins he carries in his pockets. For more details click here: https://glitternight.com/pulp-heroes/ 

FIND THE PLACE YOURSELF – This Silver John vignette features a creepy cabin that always puts me in mind of the cabin from the original Evil Dead. Otherworldly horrors inhabit the cabin and its surroundings, including flowers with Continue reading

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PULP HEROES: SILVER JOHN – HOPH AND SHIVER IN THE PINES

I’m continuing my look at Manly Wade Wellman’s pulp hero Silver John, the roaming singer and guitarist who fights supernatural forces in the Appalachian Mountains of long ago, sort of like a countrified Orpheus meets Kolchak. He’s called Silver John because of the silver strings on his guitar and the silver coins he carries in his pockets. For more details click here: https://glitternight.com/pulp-heroes/

YOU KNOW THE TALE OF HOPH – (No, it’s not a story about David Hasselhoff) In this Silver John vignette our hero plans to end the reign of terror of Hoph, a werewolf/ vampire hybrid who Continue reading

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PULP HEROES: THREE FROM SILVER JOHN

I’m continuing my look at Manly Wade Wellman’s pulp hero Silver John, the roaming singer and guitarist who fights supernatural forces in the Appalachian Mountains of long ago, sort of like a countrified Orpheus meets Kolchak. He’s called Silver John because of the silver strings on his guitar and the silver coins he carries in his pockets. For more details click here: https://glitternight.com/pulp-heroes/

***THEN I WASN’T ALONE – In this vignette Silver John encounters an actual, bona fide centaur roaming the Continue reading

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PULP HEROES: SILVER JOHN STRIKES AGAIN

I continue my look at the forgotten pulp hero Silver John with a synopsis of the next short story going in order of publication. For the background info on Silver John plus the details on the other short stories featuring the character click here: https://glitternight.com/pulp-heroes/

***ONE OTHER – A beautiful young woman who is bitter over Silver  John  resisting her charms lures him to a remote mountain top. Once there, she plans to sacrifice him to a monstrous creature dwelling in a seemingly bottomless pond that is really a portal to another dimension. Silver John must Continue reading

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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 Continue reading

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PULP HEROES: THE SECOND SILVER JOHN STORY

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 Continue reading

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PULP HEROES: THE FIRST SILVER JOHN STORY

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 Continue reading

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SNEAK PREVIEW OF MY PULP HERO PAGE – FIRST UP: SILVER JOHN

This is a sneak preview of my page that will take a look at old pulp heroes. As I’ve stated on my About page I won’t be covering the obvious heroes like the Shadow, Doc Savage, etc. In keeping with my blog’s theme I’ll be looking at those forgotten pulp heroes and heroines that I feel deserve to be better known. We’ll start with Silver John, many of whose tales were collected in Who Fears The Devil?

SILVER JOHN – Created by fantasy and horror writer Manly Wade Wellman, Silver John heroically fought supernatural forces in the Continue reading

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