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 a weird western anthology, but that’s a piece down the road for the time being.

Meanwhile! I’m luxuriating in the catch-up time and moreover, in Gustav’s grim tale. I hope you are, too.

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