Halloween was never so obscene. This is no dark Duck Dynasty or Reality TV. This is a true horror story. From beyond the grave, a Southern boy savior who once raised the dead gives testament to the final hours of his own Judgement Day. A backwater private militia, religious zealotry, and wicked keepers of the Oath converge in terrorist uprising against an Appalachian mountain village. Echoes of ISIS and Islamic terrorism reverberate in this heartrending portrait of an American heartland horror. A RiddleTop Southern Gothic short story from the author of Wicked Temper and The Kestrel Waters.

“The lovechild of William Faulkner and H.P. Lovecraft …” ~ Kirkus Reviews “Thornhorn, where the hell have you been?” ~ William Peter Blatty (author of The Exorcist) “One of the South’s wildest new voices.” ~ The Oxford American Magazine

About the Author Randy Thornhorn is the teller of many tender and eerie tales, including this one. Most of Mr. Thornhorn’s stories occur in a displaced world, a fable-infested Southern region some would surely deem unsafe. He visits often, sometimes stays the night. Other nights he might be found on a wooded hilltop somewhere east of Montgomery in the land of Alabama. He seldom sees angels fly his skies. But magpies are another story. www.thornhorn.com “Thornhorn, where the hell have you been?” ~ William Peter Blatty (author of The Exorcist)