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Discovery is out!

Discovery: QSF’s Second Annual Flash Fiction Contest Publisher: Mischief Corner Books It’s hard to tell a story in just 300 words. But somehow we inspired more than a hundred writers to give it a try, with some amazing results collected here for your … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tidbits

Welcome! I write romance in a variety of sub-genres and find some of the most interesting things while researching. Here’s my tidbit for today… The Barrow-Wight Early British Isles folklore tell tales of barrow-wights as ghosts who haunt their tombs, … Continue reading

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A to Z Challenge!

Welcome to the A to Z Challenge! Today’s letter is U… Legendary Creatures Uktena, horned serpents, appear in the oral history of numerous Native American cultures, especially in the Southeastern Woodlands and Great Lakes. Muscogee Creek traditions include a Horned … Continue reading

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A to Z Challenge!

Welcome to the A to Z Challenge! Today’s letter is T… Legendary Creatures Tennin, which may include tenshi, ten notsukai (lit. heavenly messenger) and the specifically female tennyo are spiritual beings found in Japanese Buddhism that are similar to western … Continue reading

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A to Z Challenge!

Welcome to the A to Z Challenge! Today’s letter is S… Legendary Creatures The Sandman is a mythical character in central and northern European folklore who brings good dreams by sprinkling magical sand onto the eyes of children while they … Continue reading

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A to Z Challenge!

Welcome to the A to Z Challenge! Today’s letter is R… Legendary Creatures Raijū (“thunder animal” or “thunder beast”) is a legendary creature from Japanese mythology. Its body is composed of lightning and may be in the shape of a … Continue reading

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A to Z Challenge!

Welcome to the A to Z Challenge! Today’s letter is Q… Legendary Creatures Quetzalcoatl is a Mesoamerican deity whose name comes from the Nahuatl language and means “feathered serpent”. The worship of a feathered serpent deity is first documented in … Continue reading

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A to Z Challenge!

Welcome to the A to Z Challenge! Today’s letter is P… Legendary Creatures A Pukwudgie is a 2-or-3-foot-tall (0.61 or 0.91 m) being from the Wampanoag folklore. Pukwudgies’ features resemble those of a human, but with enlarged noses, fingers and ears. … Continue reading

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A to Z Challenge!

Welcome to the A to Z Challenge! Today’s letter is O… Legendary Creatures An ogre (feminine ogress) is a being usually depicted as a large, hideous, manlike monster that eats human beings. Ogres frequently feature in mythology, folklore, and fiction … Continue reading

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A to Z Challenge!

Welcome to the A to Z Challenge! Today’s letter is N… Legendary Creatures Nang Ta-khian is a female spirit of the folklore of Thailand. It manifests itself as a woman that haunts Hopea odorata trees. These are very large trees … Continue reading

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