Mythological Creature Archive

Mythical Creature, “the Al-mi’raj,” a horned rabbit from Arabic poetry- with writing prompt

Also checkout Jackalope, Wolpertinger, and Lepus Cornutus but the Al-mi'raj or Almiraj (Arabic: المعراج al-mi'raj) is known as a mythical beast from Arabic poetry, said to live on a mysterious island called Jezîrat al-Tennyn within the confines of the Indian Ocean. I couldn't find much about this island...but there is a perfume, which I found… Continue reading Mythical Creature, “the Al-mi’raj,” a horned rabbit from Arabic poetry- with writing prompt

Character Development, For Kids, Historical Fiction, Magical Realism, Paranormal, Short Story, Writerly Tips

The Princess of the Dark – a short story #fairytale #horror

"Yes, the poor girl was the victim of a sinister plot for the throne and was queen for exactly nine days from July 10th to July 19th, 1553. She was accused of high treason and held in the tower of London. She was just 16, when she was beheaded on Tower Hill on February 12th, 1554. The queen was buried beneath the altar of the Tower’s Chapel Royal of St Peter ad Vincula, and her ghost can be seen roaming the grounds usually around the anniversary of her death. I can't enter into this quilting cottage Gemma. All who enter without her permission, find themselves in an early grave, same as she did."

Character Development, Cryptozoology, For Kids, Magical Realism, Short Story, Writerly Tips

The Cyclops boy – A short story

"Mr. Coral, here at Children's Hospital, we accept only the best in the field. We are ranked 3rd in the nation and we are not about to hire someone who can't keep up with the rigor of this internship. I'm sorry but you simply aren't a good fit for us."

Character Development, Writerly Tips

Tell don’t show…wait what? When is this tool appropriate to keep your readers engaged?

Showing and not telling your audience information is extremely important because you want to keep your reader interested? Why? Other than the obvious, the point is to get the reader interactively trying to constantly deduce what is happening, what is going to happen and how they feel about it. This is what engagement means here… Continue reading Tell don’t show…wait what? When is this tool appropriate to keep your readers engaged?

Awards, Mythological Creature Archive

The ‘Cryptid Cora’ Blogger Award- Nominations-📚

What is this Blogger Award about? The 'Cryptid Cora' Blogger Award is a peer recognition 'nod of excellence,' and exercise...executed by writerly bloggers to other writerly bloggers who are creative, positive and inspiring...while also very busy doing their due diligence in blasting cryptozoological characters towards the greater blogging community. These writers who are nominated, shoot… Continue reading The ‘Cryptid Cora’ Blogger Award- Nominations-📚

Mythological Creature Archive

Mythical Creature, ‘the Alp-luachra,’ a tapeworm like, ‘food stealer,’ from Celtic Mythology and writing prompt

  According to abookofcreatures, these fairies are far removed from the cleaned up and sanitized Victorian ideal we are used to. In the world of cryptozoology, there exist both beautiful fairies, but also ugly fairies, which can be cruel, vile, and parasitic. The Alp-luachra are one of these. Native to Ireland, where it can be… Continue reading Mythical Creature, ‘the Alp-luachra,’ a tapeworm like, ‘food stealer,’ from Celtic Mythology and writing prompt

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Mythological Creature, ‘the Aloja,’ a sometimes benevolent, female shapeshifter, from Catalonia- with writing prompt

In Catalan mythology, an Aloja, also known as a dona d'aigua, a goja or a paitida...is a female cryptid, living in places of fresh water. These "water-women" are said to be able to shapeshift into blackbirds. According to the legend found on Wikivisually,  these women are not immortal, but can live for thousands of years,… Continue reading Mythological Creature, ‘the Aloja,’ a sometimes benevolent, female shapeshifter, from Catalonia- with writing prompt

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Mythical Creature, ‘The Akkorokamui,’ a Japanese ‘Kami,’ and benevolent octopus spirit- with writing prompt

Kami (神) is a Japanese word for the spirits worshipped in the Shinto religion. According to Wikipedia, they can be elements of the landscape, forces of nature, and beings, as well as qualities that these beings express. They can also be the spirits of the venerated dead. Many Kami are considered the ancient ancestors of… Continue reading Mythical Creature, ‘The Akkorokamui,’ a Japanese ‘Kami,’ and benevolent octopus spirit- with writing prompt

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Mythical Creature, “the Akka,” a Sami, Scandinavian and Finnish goddess – with writing prompt

While the Sami, or Lapps (formerly named), are commonly thought of as the inhabitants of Lapland...they have never had a country of their own. According to everyculture.com, the Sami live in Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia. Their neighbors have called them Lapps, but they prefer to be called Samer or Sami, since Lapp means, a… Continue reading Mythical Creature, “the Akka,” a Sami, Scandinavian and Finnish goddess – with writing prompt

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Mythical Creature, “the Akhlut,” an Inuit, orca/wolf hybrid- with writing prompt

In Inuit mythology, Akhlut (Pronounced Ock-lut or Ack-lut) is a spirit that takes the form of both a wolf and an orca. It is a vicious, dangerous beast. The Akhlut is very keen and opportunistic, and will certainly attack you if you have fallen asleep near the edge of the water or are walking by… Continue reading Mythical Creature, “the Akhlut,” an Inuit, orca/wolf hybrid- with writing prompt