Saturday, April 20, 2019
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Browsing the "mythology" Tag

The Blooming

“Millie, wake up! Come on, it’s your birthday! Today’s a very special day! You’re 18! Mum’s working so you get to spend the whole day with me. Meet me in the living room when you’re ready!” my sister Elena sings [...]

February 27, 2019 Deaths, Murders, and Disappearances, Demons and Possession, Myths and Legends, Occult, Magic, and Witchcraft, Rites and Rituals

The Sick Chair

In a sparsely-populated German settlement, the Becker family earned their living raising and slaughtering cattle.  At that time, those who called the hilly, oak and maple-dotted valley home found quality meat hard to come by.  But Markus Becker and his [...]

January 13, 2019 Beings and Entities, Folklore and Folktales, Ghosts and Spirits, Medical and Hospitals, Myths and Legends, Strange and Unexplained

The New Year’s Suicides

I usually spend every New Year’s celebration at home with a bottle of liquor as my only dependable company. Last year, I was doing just that while binge watching Supernatural. I remember checking my phone to see what time it [...]

December 30, 2018 Beings and Entities, Christmas and Holidays, Deaths, Murders, and Disappearances, Folklore and Folktales, Monsters, Creatures, and Cryptids, Myths and Legends, Strange and Unexplained

I Met the Rat King

I found it three weeks ago, or rather, I found them. A knotted circle of fur, claws, and death. Six rats, tangled together by their tails, thrashed about my front lawn with little direction. Their shrieks pierced the air of [...]

December 29, 2018 Animals and Wildlife, Artifacts and Objects, Beings and Entities, Folklore and Folktales, Myths and Legends, Strange and Unexplained
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
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
Crossroads

Crossroads

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
Die Teufelsbrücke

Die Teufelsbrücke

People always get the wrong end of the stick when I tell them that my grandad was a Nazi. I mean, of course he was in the Leipzig branch of the Hitler Youth as a teen, joined the party when [...]

March 14, 2017 Folklore and Folktales, Historical Fiction, Locations and Sites, Myths and Legends
The Mummers

The Mummers

When I was a child, the mummers came to town. It was not quite Solstice’s Eve yet. The nights were long and dark, and most nights a thin, jagged coat of haw frost would top the trees in glistening frigidity. [...]

March 12, 2017 Beings and Entities, Folklore and Folktales, Myths and Legends, Strange and Unexplained