Folklore stories, books, poems, and more

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Several days after Vine accepted as member of Magi village, Alice Maro along with Blue Vine reads a book containing a classic poet of how sailors used to tell inexperienced young sailor to beware of sirens in the 19th century. The existence of siren intrigued Alice's curiosity when a singing… Read More
Cover image: Pixabay.com. Read More

Reads: 107

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

The Fantasy Realm House

An android and her yak travel together through a world without sunlight, exchanging hot chocolate for stories along the way. Read More
Perchta, the Winter Witch... or the Belly Splitter. Cover image: pixabay.com. Read More

Tags: folklore, perchta

A review of Cambridge scholar Robert MacFarlane's eclectic mix of travelogue, history and personal examination based around an account of his walks in the wild places of the UK and other countries. Read More
continued from Rivals, four unique individuals work to keep man and creature save from each other. They come across a dark cult that wishes to unleash a wicked demon on Japan. Read More
The sequel to The Windigo and The Guard with all the characters from that team facing a threat of terrorism from wolf like creatures. Read More

Tags: canada, folklore

A nonfiction song lyric about the startling West Virginia trial when, in a very real sense, a "ghost" helped convict a murderer. Read More

Short Story / Horror

April 15, 2020

Reads: 278

Comments: 1

Shelves: 2

The Booksie Classic House

Recalling of a sinister event. Read More

Reads: 274

Comments: 3

Shelves: 2

The The Imaginarium House

The following story is based on this prompt: Your main character is given an important heirloom, an item passed down for generations in their family. But it is cursed. Read More

Reads: 199

Comments: 1

The Poetic Dreamers House

A poem. Read More
Here are 14 pages of original poems with a unique rhyme and meter based on tales and folklore concerning historical figures. The poems represents the fruit of my studies as a History major at Worcester State University. From figures of monumental stature to lovers, warriors, heroes and villains, the poems,… Read More
“Kaschey tales: Stories about death, dreams and other states of mind” - it is a book, written about borderline states of consciousness and the other side of being. Rulers of the Kingdom of the Dead, Kaschey and his wife, Kascheyeva zhena, roam the roads between life and death, where is… Read More
I have spell checked this short story - about Wigan town in Roman times. Read More

Reads: 334

Comments: 6

Shelves: 4

The The Imaginarium House

Please note: this story will appear in the Imaginarium House Autumn/Halloween Collection in a few days time. Cover image: Jon Sailer on Unsplash. Read More
This story came about as part of a flirtation during a wonderful but brief romance. It began as silly banter, then took on a life of its own. It has the feel of folklore. I think it has the potential to be wonderful, but it's not quite right, just yet. Read More

Tags: folklore

This novella and our other novella, Dudes love fairies, will introduce readers to our new Dark Constellation series. Many mythical beings inhabit the world that the new Gods created for them but many wish to return to their old home and bring back the old Gods. There is some tie-in's… Read More

Reads: 437

Comments: 6

Shelves: 2

The The Imaginarium House

Written for the Imaginarium prompt of 'desire'. Cover image: pixabay.com Read More

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"A kind of parable of the lumpen-underclass, voracious and uncontrolled, the ultimate horror for decent people. After us the deluge! Are we se..." Read More

A friendly snowman visits the village of Sundial... Read More
Teenagers Bill Dukes and his friend Warren Henry raiding Bill's Aunt Maude's grape arbor, were chased out by her. Afterward, they witnessed two other of Bill's aunts set afire an outhouse the Mayor of Hinesville had erected too close to their property downtown, the mayor inside. The ramifications prove severe… Read More
This is a piece that I wrote while living in a remote area of Vermont, USA. Read More

Short Story / Humor

March 16, 2019

Reads: 412

Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

4 guys on a humorous mythological adventure Read More

Reads: 344

Comments: 2

The Booksie Classic House

Persephone and Hades' story is one of my favourites in Greek Mythology, and I just had to write something for her. Cover art © by Alexandria Huntington Read More
A mad game of chance and a doomed ship's crew. Read More

Reads: 478

Comments: 10

Shelves: 4

The Booksie Classic House

One of my first stories for my new book about the folklore of the North York Moors, please leave feedback! Read More
I just moved in, already things are weird... Read More

Book / Horror

March 15, 2018

Reads: 2582

Comments: 33

Shelves: 2

The The Imaginarium House

Choill Dubh is 'Black Forest' in Irish. Read More
Kayla Winston is a 23 year old film student who has a fateful encounter with a bizarre being one night. She finds a stone that holds a mysterious power that will change the lives of Kayla and her best friend Kaya as they undergo a surreal and transformative journey.… Read More
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