Trees Hate Us; They’ve found ways to influence people & get into their thoughts, and now, not even paper is safe
The forests are desperately trying to redress an imbalance, but from a human point of view that looks a whole lot like people up and vanishing into the woods.
Big Paulie’s crew ended up owning the forest as part of a failed development scam, and when Carmine took over, he used it as a tax dodge and carbon credit scam, with a sideline as a Christmas Tree farm.
Turns out that Big Paulie monetised corpse disposal for half the state, and those justifiably pissed-off ghosts have started escaping from their unmarked graves by hitching rides on the Christmas Trees planted over their bodies.
Damnation Alley, by Roger Zelazny
Meddling Kids, by Edgar Cantero
One Corpse Too Many, by Ellis Peters