Short story, but not a ghost story. Source: “Skyberia,” Queen’s Quarterly 59 (Summer 1952): 180-191. skyberia 1952
This is Russell Kirk’s first published short story–“America, I Love You.” It appeared in QUERN (1949), pp. 7-11. Autobiographical, and very depressing cultural criticism of the America of that day. rak america i love you 1949
My favorite Kirk short story, Uncle Isaiah. Originally in London Mystery Magazine (August-September 1951). Enjoy. uncle isaiah original Remember, it’s 1951, so some of the ethnic stereotyping was par for the time.
rak behind the stumps A number of friends (including Carl Oberg) have asked about Kirk’s horror/ghost stories. Here’s the one John J. Miller says is best. Enjoy. Russell Kirk, “Behind the Stumps.”