Ted Spindle, who I mentioned in the last post, is a horror/sci-fi writer (his fans will probably think that’s too limiting) who allegedly lives in the same county Detling is in. I read some of his stories when I was in my teens but lost interest. The titles appeared to follow a Mad Libs formula: “The [verb]-er [preposition] the [noun],” like “The Saunterer in the Gully” or something.

Something else he would do in the stories is talk about how something’s appearance was non-Euclidean or followed an alien form of symmetry, which seemed to me to be just an easy way of getting out of writing a long and complex description.