Eternally Teaser #5
I continued reading. Milford Withers' sugar crops were feared to have been cursed. The townspeople blamed his sugar on the disappearance and death of several members of their community who were later rumored to have been seen “alive” on his plantation. Aldpine banned the purchase of sugar and removed it from local store shelves immediately. Mr. Withers used an unethical ingredient in his sugar, similar to that of embalming fluid, to petrify or preserve people, thus turning them into walking corpses.
“Dude basically fossilized his sugar buyers? Why?”
“He was conducting a reanimation experiment or something.”
“That's absurd. Who writes this stuff?”
“It's why the Sugar Hollow Coffeehouse offers black coffee for free. It's a temptation because people figure they can add the sugar in it themselves. It's a trick to turn them all into zombies.”
“Oh. Then drink up, Miss. Furlong. Drink up.”
She grinned wickedly as she brought the rim of her coffee mug to her cute little pink lips.