Tag Archives: folklore

Jackalope Wives

I’m terrible at reading magazines I have discovered. I have a subscription to Apex and I don’t think I’ve read more than o [...]

The treachery of beautiful things

Seven years ago Jenny and her brother were walking home one evening when the trees moved, and took her brother. Ever since she has had to de [...]

The Ballad of the Wayfaring Stranger and the Dead Man’s Whore

via Metafilter Inspired by classic American murder ballads and folk songs such as In the pines and Knoxville Girl this tells the story of a [...]

The crane wife

Part of my Once Upon a Time reading. George is an American ex-pat living in England. He has been there for so long that, and is so unlike th [...]

The silver dark sea

Life is different when you live on an island. The sea is all important, whether or not you make you living from it. The sea can be heard eve [...]

A summer of drowning

It is summer time on the island of Kvaloya, the time of the midnight sun. And Mats Sigfridsson has just drowned. Soon after his brother Hara [...]

Cinderella, Cinderella, Night and Day it’s Cinderella | MetaFilter

You probably know the Perrault version. And chances are, you haven’t been able to escape the Disney yt version. Maybe you know the slightl [...]

Bridge of birds

In an Ancient China, that never was, Yu Lu (not to be confused with the eminent author of The Classic of Tea) sets out on a quest to save th [...]

The underneath

Author: Kathi Apelt This is the story of an abandoned cat, an old hound dog who becomes her friend and her kittens, and the family they bec [...]
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