Folklore stories, books, poems, and more

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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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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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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: 8

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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: 421

Comments: 2

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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

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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

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Comments: 1

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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

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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

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Comments: 2

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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

Book / Science Fiction

September 15, 2014

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Comments: 2

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Her mother taught her better than to pick up hitchhikers, but there's just something about him that sparks her curiosity. What's the worst that could happen? Read More

Book / Romance

August 08, 2014

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Celtic legends collide with modern sensibilities and style in this contemporary gothic tale. Sarah MacAlpin has always felt like an outsider. Raised by her Scottish grandmother deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Sarah grew up with one foot in the old world and one foot in the new world. Her… Read More
The Third Race In the Beginning, God created the angels and the humans, but what if there was a third race? A race which had been cursed? Elocin finds herself dragged into a new world which she does not quite understand. She has been forced into the front lines of… Read More
Once upon a time, there were two countries along the sea. They were always fighting over the border. One day, a person suggested to pick up a dog from each country and let them fight... rural traditional story, 354 words. Read More
A woman was living near a waterfall. One day, when she was in the waiting room of an ophthalmologist, she heard someone call her saying her eyes will become better if... 416 words. Read More

Book / Romance

April 29, 2014

Reads: 119

Shelves: 1

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The story revolves around Akari Amaterasu and her adventures in a new town she just move in. Reunited with her comrades from the ancient times, without her even realizing it, starts a new adventure to save the world. Accompanied by those who withheld the powers of 4 guardian beasts, Akari,… Read More

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Once upon a time, there was an old man. One night, he was walking down a way home from a local wedding party. When he came to Shin-kawa (new river), he heard someone call him… – 386 words. Read More
Once upon a time, there was a farmer. One day, he found a treasure from a field... -A short story, 369 words Read More
I've always been interested in the mysterious arch that stands by the woods near my town. Recently, I've become obsessed with old medieval folklore, and I decided to try my luck writing a short story about how the arch was made. The Drayton woods is an interesting place- for anybody… Read More
Well, I enjoyed writing this. The title is based off of a verse from the bible, and the story is about the legendary banshee. This story was a Halloween assignment at school. Read More

Short Story / Humor

September 28, 2013

Reads: 395

Comments: 1

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This is a Halloween story I made up to entertain a group of friends a few years ago. It is more of an Ozark tall tale than a story, but it started me desiring to write once again after 20 years. It was not written originally to be shared with… Read More
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