Tuesday, May 21, 2019
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Browsing the "folktales" Tag

Mamzer

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 Unicorn in the Woods

We all have that friend who we wish we could have done more for. Who we wish could have done better. I’ve been thinking about that a lot recently. See, it all goes back to my friend Clark, and the [...]

February 2, 2019 Beings and Entities, Children and Childhood, Deaths, Murders, and Disappearances, Folklore and Folktales, Monsters, Creatures, and Cryptids, Myths and Legends, Strange and Unexplained

Ghost Lights

I grew up in a small town in the Midwest. Now when I say that it’s a small town, I mean other people from my state have never even heard of it. That being said, for such a small town [...]

January 23, 2019 Beings and Entities, Folklore and Folktales, Ghosts and Spirits, Myths and Legends, Strange and Unexplained

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
The Spindler

The Spindler

“I want to hear about the Spindler.” Logan listened as the voices of his three friends talked. He watched as the fire before him dwindled. “You sure you wanna do that, Lexi? In these woods?” Logan’s back was firmly set [...]

December 5, 2018 Beings and Entities, Folklore and Folktales