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Folklore Snippets: Kelpie, the Wild Water-Horse

(Warning! Spoilers ahead for Episode 14 of the Jack Hansard series.)

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these Folklore Snippets, but I suppose Hansard hasn’t run into many beasties lately – or at least, no beasties inspired by our own, real world folklore. 775 more words

Short Stories

The Killer in the Back Seat

I have a notebook full of urban legends, myths, creepy pastas…topics that I haven’t covered on the blog before. The whole point is that if I can’t come up with something there’s this list I could just pick something. 508 more words


Mythology as Writing Inspiration: The Mythical Creatures Bible

The Mythical Creatures Bible: a Definitive Guide to Legendary Beings by Brenda Rosen

Although The Mythical Creatures Bible is a small volume (only in size, it has nearly 400 pages), it contains a huge variety of mythological and folklore figures and almost all of them are illustrated. 361 more words


Because Everyone Loves A Map...

Much of what I’m writing at the moment is set in “The Western Isles”. Its a not-quite-Scotland set in the not-quite-dark-ages celebrating the fact that much of my childhood holidays were spent on the shores of rain-drenched lochs or half way up rain-drenched mountains. 86 more words

Review: "Under Cover of Night" by Christopher Golden

4 of 5 stars.

A predatory beast straight out of folklore materializes amid midnight missions in this tale of the US-Mexican border region. What starts as a tense military maneuver appropriately morphs into a confused horror scene. 195 more words

Book Reviews

Shadows Of Guta (Excerpt 528) Devious

“Klara? We need to go.” Zsofia says as she starts to take her by the hand but the old woman once again does not respond and Zsofia is not sure if she should touch her. 191 more words