Month: September 2018

The Myth of the Scarecrow

Now that fall is here, we are starting to turn our attentions to some of the lesser known myths and legends regarding this time of year.  And what better way to kick off the autumn season than with the myths surrounding the scarecrow?  Therefore, today we will be looking at a few of the origin […]

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The Myth of the Kludde

Are you ever terrified of traveling alone at night down dark roads?  What if there were reports of a large, black dog that jumps on top of travellers and viciously attacks them?  Terrified now? Well, in Dutch folklore there exists such a creature, and it is called the Kludde. Though not much is known about […]

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Mid-September Submission Roundup

Themed Calls Off the Beaten Path Press This press is looking for stories for their newest anthology publication: Heroes of the Apocalypse.  They are looking for stories regarding the end of the world.  From the editors: “Whether it be natural disaster, zombies, pandemic, alien invasion, space asteroids, killer AI, supernatural demons or ghosts, giant monsters, […]

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The Folklore of the Night Marchers

Ghost stories have always fascinated people, some flocking to distant locations just in hopes for a glimpse of an ethereal figure.  From the castles of Scotland to any major city, tours are always available for those who are curious about the other side. But what about the dead who walk?  What about processions of death walked by […]

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The Myth of the Manananggal

Vampires.  The world has seen quite the evolution for the blood suckers in pop-culture, from Dracula to Interview with a Vampire all the way to Twilight, though one thing remains the same: they were humans turned into fanged, undead versions of themselves.  However, the idea that vampiric creatures exist has been a part of cultures around […]

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