Mason Barry Monday 10 June 2013
Supernatural rumors have circulated about Ms. van Hollinsworth’s house and forest over the years. So has her peccant influence.
One woman stated she lived in Ms. van Hollinsworth’s forest and also maintained she was one of the walking dead, a zombie. Her name was taken and given to the local
authorities. This particular woman has a death certificate filed by Groote Shuur Hospital in Cape Town, but does not have a burial plot on file.
Jeffrey Thurmont, who resides on the property with Ms. van Hollinsworth, called the allegations fictitious. “This is nothing short of harassment,” Jeffrey said. “And we will be pursuing legal action.”
Captain Massu Thuzien tried to explain the woman’s claims by saying, “Disorienting powers are typical in dense and dark areas, especially ones where age, like an old forest, is a factor. This woman was probably scared and confused.” He agreed to look into the matter and warned against trespassing.
Inspector Dusu would not comment without further information.
(this is a fictional news item related to the new novel The Bookseller’s Secret by Catherine Jordan)