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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Blood on the Mountain

This two part series the Post ran this week about a murderer on the Appalachian Trail is incredibly unsettling and creepy. It honestly reads more like short fiction than news, what with the ridiculously flowery ledes and all*, but the story itself is kind of fascinating and completely scary.


*"High on the mountain, the sun has to fight its way down through the thick forest. The light takes on a spectral elegance, as if yellow diamonds are falling to the ground" and "All manner of animals feast in the deep woods along this lovely stretch of mountains. There are bear and deer. Poisonous snakes and fish shimmering in the creeks. Dreams are hatched beside campfires and the stars seem almost close enough to grasp."

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