In the (not so) distant future post-apocalyptic land once known as Florence, KY, one structure looms above all: The Tower of Y’all. The radioactive mutants who chant at its base, calling out to the great “Y’all” to preserve them from the marauding influence of the Cabbage Night moon, know nothing of its true origins or intent. To discover that, let us go on a journey back to the year 1974.
A water tower was built. Upon it were inscribed the words “Florence Mall.” This was due to its proximity to the Florence Mall, a shopping center that would be soon to follow. But therein lay the problem. The mall was not built. The road that would direct patronage to the mall had not been built. And yet the words emblazoned upon the tower read “Florence Mall.” Confusion and anarchy (could have possibly) reigned over the Tower. Only by changing its name by one letter, much like a fairy tale monster from the days of old, was disaster averted.
It was not the first time this land faced imminent peril.
Prior to becoming part of the city of Florence, the location the Florence Mall was to be built upon was known as “Hopeful Heights.” Hope was not enough for the 500 residents of Hopeful Heights for, while the threat of being “gobbled up” by the city of Florence was very real, so too were their sewer problems. In time, their inability to decide if they should pay the cost for a treatment plant was to be their downfall.
And the former land of Hopeful Heights fell beneath the shadow… of the Tower of Y’all.
More to come as this story (that hasn’t been relevant in decades) continues.
Kevin Wadlow is 100% a real human being and definitely not a murder of crows wearing a person suit. He is an avid reader of horror, tabletop gamer, and drinker of coffee who enjoys drawing things of strangeness along the way. When the zombie apocalypse comes, he will probably be eaten first after saying something about how he fully expected to go out like this.