This short by Gustav Carlson (Backwood Folk, Eve of the Ozarks) is the first of hopefully many stories by other creators set in (or closely adjacent to!) the Next Town Over universe. The ultimate plan is an anthology, but that’s a piece down the road for the time being.

Meanwhile! This Thanksgiving I'm thankful for Gustav's tale not only because it is excellent, but because it afforded me a chance to relax over the holiday (as much as you can relax hosting Thanksgiving, anyway!), something that's a been a lot harder to do post-baby! It's been great! So thanks, Gus!

NTO proper will resume with Book 6: The Redridge Express when The Grinning God concludes.