Monday, June 20, 2011
CSFF Tour Day 1 - Darkness Follows
We are featuring the latest from Mike Dellosso, Darkness Follows.
Continue on with the tour, if you dare...
Sam Travis is an out of work carpenter, on disability due to a recent fall and head injury. He's struggling with his slow recovery and the natural need of a husband to provide for his wife Molly and daughter Eva.
One night he is awakened by the sounds of battle. Living near Gettysburg, the sound is not unusual due to the frequent reenactments.
Except that is November, long past the time for it.
He investigates the sounds, and it leads him to a journal written by a Union officer named Samuel Whiting. The entry speaks of darkness and death. The despair of battle.
And it is written in Sam Travis's writing.
The despair from the journals invade Sam's life. He is reminded of his dead brother Tommy, and the memories that are supposed to be locked away in the recesses of his mind. He wonders if he is dealing with complications from his accident, or if the darkness that follows Samuel Whiting is coming after him next.
As mysterious deaths pile up around the area, and an influential senator plans a major speech at Gettysburg, Sam's hold on reality is tenuous. His family is fighting for him, but he doesn't know if it is enough to keep him from doing something terrible, something calling from the darkness...
Rebecca LuElla Miller