Killian Falls is an odd little town, staged in the forested areas of XXXXXX. It’s a pleasant little gem, full of gorgeous vistas to hike to and wooded forests to explore. Its main industry is tourism, though the numbers have gone steadily down through the years. It also boasts being the current residence of the niche genre writer, TG Astrata. It’s only a two hour drive to the next major city.
Locations in Killian Falls:
Deborah’s Hotcake Emporium:
Often shortened to Deb’s by locals, this is the local diner. Despite what the name suggests, it doesn’t just serve hotcakes. Lunch and dinner foods are served as well, though the house specialty is by far the fluffy, buttery hotcakes (and it is highly recommended to try the sample platter of over 12 different kinds of pancakes). Because this is the only proper restaurant in Killian Falls, it’s constantly full with both locals and tourists.
Drink, Drank, Drunk:
One of the more tourist-infested places in Killian Falls. From 5AM-12PM, it only serves overpriced coffee; from noon onwards, alcoholic beverages are served. It closes at 5PM, reopening at 7 with a more nightlife-driven menu.
Elouise Killian Preparatory:
The elementary school, which runs from K-8th. Named after the founder’s wife, who thought Elouise Killian Elementary sounded a bit odd. Rather than naming the school for the local flora, like his wife suggested, the founder changed the name to Preparatory. Despite what the name suggests, this is actually a public facility.
George Killian High School:
As the name suggests, this is indeed a high school. It’s fairly small and run down, reflecting the small population and budget of Killian Falls. Named after the founder’s son, George Douglas Killian. (The naming committee figured George Douglas Killian High School was too lengthy, but the founder demanded that his son’s name was as preserved as possible. So, without the options of George Douglas, GD Killian, or GDK, the committee settled on the still-lengthy, awkward name of today.) Students often shorten it to George Killian, Killian High, or JK High.
The local pub; it’s located in a niche corner of town, so tourists rarely find it. It’s pretty much the place to go if you want a reasonably-priced drink, a pleasant atmosphere, and a good time. Though, please tip your bartender well—Goat Grazer’s goes through them at a surprising rate.
Killian Falls Medical Clinic:
This unoriginally-named building is the local medical center for Killian Falls. Dr. “Doc” Jeremiah Holton is the main practitioner and is the one who most often goes on house-calls.
Killian Falls Recorded History Museum
This aptly named building houses many displays showcasing Killian Falls’ founding, growth, and development. It’s a required fieldtrip for local children, and a favorite place for tourists to waste money on overpriced knickknacks. Note: The history recorded may or may not be entirely biased and somewhat untruthful.
Killian Falls Sheriff’s Department:
The local slammer, clink, pokey, b.rig, drunk-tank, etc. It was manned by Andrew Dalson for many years, before he married his secretary Linda Isley. The current sheriff is now Henry Jameson.
The newest addition to the roster, Sweets! is Killian Falls’ café-bakery. It’s run by Jessa, the daughter of the previous baker and located centrally. The coffee is well-priced and high quality; the pastries, b.reads, and rolls are also top-notch. It features a delicious chocolate zucchini b.read named after the famous author, TG Astrata; it’s called the Astrata Special.
The McGuffin’s Cottage:
Originally built for Donna and Abe McGuffin, this cottage is now residence for town eccentric, Teagan Astrata, and his mysterious son Morpheus. It’s generally advised to stay away and put aside Teagan’s many calls to the sheriff as “just those dang squirrels again”.
On the Outskirts:
The only lodge remotely close to Killian Falls. It’s about a fifteen minute walk to get into town, or around a five minute drive. Rooms are moderately expensive, and a br.eakfast is only included within certain price b.rackets.
Despite the confusing name, this is indeed a campground. It holds about 30 tent sites and 15 trailer/RV sites. Proper toilets and separate showers are included onsite. Though it’s not in Killian Falls proper, it’s only about a five minute walk into the heart of town.