Virgil is sent to clean out their Aunt Deb's house. Aunt Deb died of COVID, unlike many of Virgil's other family members who have just seemed to have disappeared. As Virgil begins to clean out Aunt Deb's attic, they begin to unravel the mystery surrounding the woods of the house. There's something strange about the woods by the house and it might be coming for Virgil next.
Family Curse-Field Notebooks (1880-2020) is a delicious bite of a horror story. I absolutely wish that this was longer, and enjoyed that the story does lead you to think of the many possible routes for the lights in the woods. I adore writing in the form of journal entries and Family Curse does not disappoint with a turducken of journals from three family members and notes from Virgil. It was interesting to see each family member's take on the disappearances and the lights in the woods- a serial killer, fairies, or aliens. I was also intrigued by Virgil's family and how different neurodivergencies and gender non-conformities have presented and been tolerated throughout the years and how those people have seemed to attract whatever is in the woods.