Setting is the theme this on JPC Allen Writes, and today’s prompt is inspired by my family’s visit to the King’s Hollow Tunnel (or King’s Switch Tunnel or King Station Tunnel–this place has more names than a member of the British royal family). This tunnel is part of the Moonville Rail Trail. The Moonville Tunnel is reputed to be haunted, but I think the King’s Hollow Tunnel is a much better site for a ghostly legend. So let’s write a legend for this setting.
As usual, my mind turns to crime. I imagine that when the trail was a railroad in the 1800’s, a body was found alongside of it. It took authorities awhile to identify it, but the dead man was an exiled king of a small European country. People in the area believed the ex-king was traveling incognito but his enemies caught up with him on the train. That’s how the place got it’s name–King Hollow. Legend says that the ghost of the king still walks the trail, looking for his killers.
Now it’s your turn. What legend can you imagine for this setting?