I stumbled across an interesting piece of travel writing on Pendleton SC recently. The blog is called Travel Teasers and the author is Pyke Savage. I’ve been to Pendleton on several occasions myself, which is partly the reason for my interest in the travel piece. The other reason is the above average quality of the writing, which suggests a professional writer is at work here. Also, the lack of information on the author causes me to wonder whether or not Pyke Savage is a pen name.
My question is: who is Pyke Savage? My research on the internet found a few other blogs under the same name as Pyke Savage, and I also found three short stories on Amazon Kindle by the elusive author. My curiosity got the best of me and I purchased all three. His style of writing, assuming the author is a male, can be best described as a mixture of Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Chuck Palahniuk. The blogs, on the other hand, vary considerably in style.
Judging from the location of the travel piece the locations mentioned in the other blogs, I am assuming the author lives somewhere in the southeast, maybe even in South Carolina, and possibly within a short drive of of Pendleton. I have even considered driving to the places mentioned in the travel piece to see if someone might remember something that would give a clue as to the identity of this mysterious writer.
In the mean time, I’ll wait to see if I get some feedback from this article.