Small Town Midwest Gothic:
- Neglected farmhouses that appear in the middle of cornfields. Nobody remembers building them. Nobody remembers them after they drive past.
- Wraparound porches that keep wrapping. There is no end, only porch. It extends into countless dimensions with the same empty porch swing.
- Cornfields, cornfields, cornfields, a cemetery with no entrance, cornfields. The contents of the field never grow above your ankle. The cemeteries contain huge monoliths with the names scratched off, large angels that glare downward, and probably a few forgotten civil war soldiers.
- Small square structures with no windows that used to be something else but are now libraries containing only donated romance novels and murder mysteries.
- The only light that can cut through the morning fog is the eerie green glow coming from the silos.
- Rivers flowing just outside the edge of town that have no bottom. No one knows what swims beneath the murky surface or how many they have killed. There is no sand, only rocks and bones.