Folklore stories, books, poems, and more

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There are things in this world we don't understand, and curiosity drives us to know them better. Some of those things are angels, some of them are of a darker nature. Read More

Short Story / Horror

April 15, 2020

Reads: 116

Comments: 1

Shelves: 2

The Booksie Classic House

Recalling of a sinister event. Read More

Reads: 127

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

Featured Review by Robert Helliger

"A well written fantasy story. " 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: 152

Comments: 5

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: 269

Comments: 6

Shelves: 2

The The Imaginarium House

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

Featured Review by AdamCarlton

"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: 246

Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

4 guys on a humorous mythological adventure Read More

Reads: 227

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: 474

Comments: 6

Shelves: 5

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

Reads: 324

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: 2106

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: 410

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: 394

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: 564

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
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