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A mad game of chance and a doomed ship's crew. Read More

Reads: 146

Comments: 5

Shelves: 3

The The Imaginarium House

It's just a story right? that within twenty-four hours of being touched by a black feather, you are dead! Read More

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"I love the point of view here... the sort of tone of the invisible narrator... kinda watching the scene from above like a bird. and the subtext..." Read More

Reads: 76

Comments: 10

Shelves: 3

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: 744

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

Reads: 100

Comments: 7

Shelves: 2

The Booksie Classic House

When you are growing up, you believe stories told you, but don't really know why, but then as you get older realize some of these stories may sometimes be true, like this Indiana folkloric story of the Blue Hole. Read More

Reads: 145

Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

A short glimpse into a forgotten world. (Based off of British legends and folklore) Read More
Everyone has heard the song "Long Black Veil" before. It's one of the great folk songs from Appalachia that was further popularized in the 60's folk music scene. I know this song best not by Joan Baez or Johnny Cash, I've heard this song sung by mother… Read More
Songs, stories, myths, and proverbs of a person handed down by word of mouth. A genre that is widely held, but false and based on unsubstantiated beliefs. Read More

Book / Fantasy

March 15, 2017

Reads: 247

Comments: 1

Shelves: 2

The Booksie Classic House

This is a Japanese folklore inspired fantasy fiction. Read More
The river folds into a forest today, at the brink of noon. Seth finds a note in his pocket with these words scrawled on it, and naturally, he has to go looking for answers. Read More

Reads: 9920

Comments: 29

Shelves: 15

The Booksie Classic House

FIRST PLACE WINNER in 4thewords Fire Legends of Gantsu Writing Contest! (Official Booksie contest sponsored by 4thewords.com) The Beast of Stone manage to attain first place from out of 50 contestants, granting me the reward of "1st Place: $100 + 1 Year Subscription on 4thewords.com" ! Read more from the… Read More

Short Story / Horror

October 28, 2016

Reads: 397

Comments: 11

Shelves: 2

The Booksie Classic House

The Wild Hunt is featured in the folklore of lots of different countries, this story is based on the Welsh version. Read More
This is a legend by my people. Read More

Tags: legend, folklore

Short Story / Horror

September 21, 2015

Reads: 554

Comments: 2

The Booksie Classic House

Local legend has it that there's something sinister lurking about the ruins of Old Lystra Church. A youth named Porter has been challenged to conjure it as a rite of passage to prove his maturity to his older brother and friends. But some legends should remain fiction... Read More
A brief overview both historical and actual of the pyrotechnic passion of the Maltese for firework displays. Read More
Serenity just wants to find a good, wealthy husband to take care of her. Instead, she finds herself prisoner of an immortal man in a world far different from her own. Serenity makes choices that affect the future of this strange world. In the end, she unknowingly helps to create… Read More
Edin is a simple man. He follows the rules put forth by the gods of Ilmarinen. When he meets a mysterious woman, Edin begins to make choices that affect the future of his world. He unknowingly helps to create a prophecy that will change everything. It is the beginning of… Read More

Book / Fantasy

June 11, 2015

Reads: 196

Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Altana Burrows has always been special. She’s smart, talented, and quick to learn. She also has a secret, and whenever she tries to tell anyone about it—her friends, her family, the school psychiatrist—they accuse her of letting her imagination run away with her. They don’t believe her. They don’t understand.… Read More
The story of how Paul Bunyan solved the problem of Nuclear Waste and fixed Global Warming at the same time. Read More
If you had a wish, what would it be? Read More

Tags: others, folklore

About a girl who finds out of her real father that she is an Imaginus. she finds out that she has the fate of their race and the world in her hands and the only person to accompany her on the way is her horse which she soon finds out… Read More

Book / Fantasy

October 23, 2014

Reads: 574

Comments: 2

The Booksie Classic House

Who's afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? The Hoods are a long bloodline of Red Wardens. They're are sworn to protect the Western Woods, the home of the infamous Jack Frost. But somewhere along the line, the dedication faded, Jack Frost became nothing more than a bedtime story, and darkness… Read More
"Poisoned baklava" A story excerpted from: The Uncommon Sense of the Immortal Mullah Nasruddin: Stories, jests, and donkey tales of the beloved Persian folk hero ©2011 by Ron J. Suresha Lethe Press, 2011 See more excerpted stories at: http://www.mullahnasruddin.com Read More
A collection of folklore-based, but original stories Read More
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