Saturday, April 20, 2019

Browsing the "Myths and Legends" Category

Campfire Stories

“In the morning, she goes to wake her friend, so she won’t be late for class. She doesn’t realize right away why her friend isn’t answering, why she’s not getting up. Then she pulls back the blanket. Her friend’s throat [...]

December 19, 2018 Deaths, Murders, and Disappearances, Locations and Sites, Myths and Legends
how it began

How It Began

The wind was blistering cold, the kind of wind that would pierce any clothing you happen to be wearing no matter how thick. Something about cold air makes sound travel further, especially high-pitched screaming. Even today, with our substantial medical [...]

May 26, 2018 Beings and Entities, Children and Childhood, Monsters, Creatures, and Cryptids, Myths and Legends
The Molendinar Burn

The Molendinar Burn

  Jack Mckay huddled in the cold midnight street with a pale green sleeping bag encasing his lower half. Spindled trails of light reflected off the gleaming roads from damp lampposts. But the cold wasn’t what gave Jack his nightly [...]

March 13, 2018 Beings and Entities, Deaths, Murders, and Disappearances, Folklore and Folktales, Locations and Sites, Myths and Legends, Strange and Unexplained
Lydia's Bridge

Lydia’s Bridge

With the windshield wipers swishing back and forth against a heavy late-autumn rain, I chased my car’s headlights down a long stretch of two-lane country road deeper into the odd hours of the night. I couldn’t see much aside from [...]

January 28, 2018 Ghosts and Spirits, Myths and Legends, Strange and Unexplained, Urban Legends
forest awaken

Forest Awaken

His voice echoes through my conscience over and over again. I remember his face was a sickly, yellow color. The corners of his mouth were veiled with blood; the sound of the air- pacemaker was just as I’d imagined it [...]

December 23, 2017 Locations and Sites, Monsters, Creatures, and Cryptids, Myths and Legends, Nature and the Outdoors
That Which listens from the shadow

That Which Listens From The Shadows

Not every tribe of the first people made their way into the history books. While some of our cousins traded and warred with the white man when he arrived on our shores, some of fell back into the wilderness, far [...]

December 11, 2017 Beings and Entities, Myths and Legends

Heaven’s Herb

In the wake of the 2016 American election, several changes occurred in the country. One of the more highly publicized and celebrated of these developments was California’s legalization of marijuana for recreational use. While the objective impact has thus far [...]

April 28, 2017 Artifacts and Objects, Deaths, Murders, and Disappearances, Dreams and Nightmares, Drugs and Addictions, Madness, Paranoia, and Mental Illness, Myths and Legends, Rites and Rituals, Strange and Unexplained
El Cuco – Portrait of a Boogeyman

El Cuco – Portrait of a Boogeyman

El Cuco – Portrait of a Boogeyman from Yes Boss on Vimeo. Disobedient kids all over Latin America have always feared El Cuco. The mystery boogeyman appears out of nowhere to kidnap and eat children that don’t obey their parents. [...]

April 1, 2017 Beings and Entities, Folklore and Folktales, Myths and Legends


During nightly hours of yore, in a time of horror and war, I would sit on a dank oak bench with my eyes shut, calm and closure. Then, my eyes open when I sense a figure approach me with grace. [...]

March 29, 2017 Beings and Entities, Folklore and Folktales, Myths and Legends, Poems and Poetry
The Merton Account

The Merton Account

Dear Mr. Valentine, As per your request, I’ve collected reliable morsels of information from the many and often incoherent accounts that detail the events which transpired in Merton on September 2nd, 1996. It is only with great reluctance that I [...]

March 23, 2017 Artifacts and Objects, Folklore and Folktales, Myths and Legends