- Howlin Minnie
- The Witch of the Wailing Wood
- With a new afterword
in the forest, beyond the northern slopes of the Old Mountain
by the Sea, upon the far edge of the Lost Kingdom of Moose Harbor,
stretches a dark, mysterious tract of land known by those who
know no better, and better known by those who do, as the Wailing
Wood. For more generations than remembered superstition has held
that the old-growth forest is enchanted by a witcha witch
that came to be in a dark time. At nightfall, it is said, the
woods come to life, haunted by evil spirits under her spell.
Locals believe that none shall pass through her woods after sunsetand
live to tell about itfor no one ever has.
- Then, late
one night, in the dead of winter, one man knowingly comes before
the Wailing Wood. Theres been a terrible accident, and
time is against him. He must choose his path: the lengthy trail
off the mountain or the shorter trail through the witchs
forest. Wavering and unsure, he brushes superstition aside and
enters. His mind drifts, as does his reality, slowly, with each
step he takes, until the forest awakens, or so it seems. Struggling
for his sanity, he finds himself in an endless nightmare desperately
trying to break the forest's enchantment as he attempts to break
through to the other side.