Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Browsing the "folk tales" Tag


Simza stumbled through the dark forest, tripping over indiscernible tree roots in the darkness. She sensed that something was wrong with the baby, and was afraid, but she had no one to confide in. She had wandered away from the [...]

May 14, 2019 Beings and Entities, Children and Childhood, Demons and Possession, Folklore and Folktales, Monsters, Creatures, and Cryptids

The Monkey’s Paw

I. Without, the night was cold and wet, but in the small parlour of Laburnam Villa the blinds were drawn and the fire burned brightly. Father and son were at chess, the former, who possessed ideas about the game involving [...]

May 12, 2019 Artifacts and Objects, Classic Horror, Deaths, Murders, and Disappearances, Folklore and Folktales, Myths and Legends, Psychological Horror, Strange and Unexplained

The Roots of Wewoka Cemetery

After a short time of exploring the Oklahoma territory where they were forced to go, a group of Native Americans stumbled upon a mysterious plant while hunting. This plant looked like a gnarled tree root, with so many twists and [...]

April 29, 2019 Beings and Entities, Body Horror, Folklore and Folktales, Ghosts and Spirits, Historical Fiction, Locations and Sites, Myths and Legends, Nature and the Outdoors, Strange and Unexplained

Miracle Girl

“When is Miracle Girl coming?” I asked and got a stony look of disapproval from my uncle in return. If he read comic books, he’d appreciate my nickname for an immortal elementary schooler. Grandpa laid his good, gray eye on [...]

April 27, 2019 Demons and Possession, Ghosts and Spirits, Monsters, Creatures, and Cryptids, Myths and Legends, Occult, Magic, and Witchcraft, Strange and Unexplained

The Candle Man

Over the hill and through the moor, the candle man comes walking, up to your door. He lights up a candle and walks to your bed, leaves the candle in the window, and leaves with your head. That’s the nursery [...]

January 22, 2016 Beings and Entities, Children and Childhood, Dreams and Nightmares, Folklore and Folktales, Ghosts and Spirits, Monsters, Creatures, and Cryptids