Does anyone remember this kid’s show? It was called Candle Cove and I must have been 6 or 7.
Read that example of discussion board forum as storytelling. Be sure to read through mike_painter65's final post.
Done? It's a Gothic short-short story, fearsome media with hints of Thomas Ligotti.
There's a comic strip riff, too.
Social media storytelling: apparently the Candle Cove idea spread around the social Web. The author reflects on it hitting 4chan:
Candle Cove has entered a subset of the public subconsciousness, much in the way the characters were trying to figure out if it was real within the story. It’s almost as if Candle Cove is becoming real.
there's now a user-generated video sample, which is unsettling.
A rather bizarre episode of Candle Cove, a children's show which aired on a small uhf television station in Ashland, KY about 71 or 72. I contacted the old owners of the station and they loaned me the tape and asked me to digitize the episodes for them and said I could do whatever I wanted with them. This is the last episode and is very strange.