Tag Archives: West Virginia

Zombiemart — Part 1) Night Shift (1st Draft)

One of the sucky things about working at a super­store is the night shift. Even if the store itself isn’t open 24 hours a day, there’s still a night shift because someone has to stock those shelves ready for the eager hordes of greedy shop­pers the next morning. And if it is open 24/7? Well then you get to stock the shelves while harassed by said greedy shop­pers. Usually not hordes of them though. Most of them like to sleep. However, if you happen to be in dire need of some money, say to repair a home that was trashed by were­wolves (or a demonic crea­ture of some inde­ter­mi­nate nature), in that case night­shift is great because they pay you more! At least that is what I was trying to persuade myself of as I walked under the glowing neon Super­mart 13 sign and into the air condi­tioned sterility of a chain superstore.

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The Wolves Of West Virginia Part 2: The Missing Girl

My phonecall to the Shep­herd­stown police was singu­larly lacking in useful infor­ma­tion. They were polite but partic­u­larly unin­for­ma­tive about the missing Naomi. Ongoing inves­ti­ga­tion; pursuing a few leads; no comment.  Someone had just done a refresher course on how to deal with the press. Oh yes, I may have given them the impres­sion that I was a reporter of some sort.

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The Wolves Of West Virginia Part 1: A Wizard In West Virginia

Shep­herd­stown is overrun with were­wolves. That’s Shep­herd­stown, West Virginia for those of you who are wondering.  Most of you prob­ably. It’s a small univer­sity town in the eastern panhandle of the state. The bit that’s really more like an annex of Northern Virginia.

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Loudon Heights Overlook

Here’s a different look at Harpers Ferry. This time round I hiked up Loudon Heights rather than Mary­land Heights.While the walk up Mary­land Heights is pretty much straight up (well round and round up I suppose) Loudon Heights is a bit more spread out. First you go up, then you walk along the spine of … Continue reading Loudon Heights Over­look

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Amber Waves of Grain

Okay well tech­ni­cally it’s just regular grass but work with me here. It’s also actu­ally a Civil War site, but again, let’s not be picky.This panorama is at Harper’s Ferry National Histor­ical Park, but it’s no at the bit everyone goes to. This is the Murphy-Chambers Farm.While not nearly as visited as the primary site, it … Continue reading Amber Waves of Grain

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Potomac Panorama

On the Mary­land side of the Potomac you can walk from Harpers Ferry all the way up to Shep­herd­stown or further cour­tesy of the C&O Canal. On the West Virginia side things are a little more limited. But you can walk along the river a way. Which is what I did here, walking until I … Continue reading Potomac Panorama

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Foggy Shenandoah

The Appalachian trail runs through Harpers Ferry and crosses the Shenan­doah  River via a pedes­trian section of the road bridge.It’s not a partic­u­larly pleasant walk what with the cars and trucks speeding by. But they have put up a barrier in between so you don’t feel like you’re about to be crushed the whole time.All of … Continue reading Foggy Shenan­doah

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