Folklore stories, books, poems, and more

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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

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The The Imaginarium House

I have always been fascinated by folk tales, myths, and origin stories. This is a story about the origin of catching fireflies and putting them in jars or bottles (obviously this is just my take on the origin). The story is about a "curious" Ms. Paraline, who lives all alone… 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

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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

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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

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Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

4 guys on a humorous mythological adventure Read More

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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

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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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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

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Comments: 33

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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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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

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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

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Comments: 1

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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

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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

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Comments: 11

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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

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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
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