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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

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The ‘Punk’ literary genres defined

As writers, it's increasingly important to decide at the beginning or before you finish up and polish your manuscript, what specific genre you're working in. It's important to give your work a marketing persona for pitching and platform building. While you write, if you find your work a bit different within the Speculative Fiction space....it might fit within one of these sub genres and derivatives of Cyperpunk.

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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-📚

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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

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Mythical Creature, “the Akateko,” a Japanese yōkai, witnessed as a dangling, disembodied red hand- with writing prompt

      The Akateko Ghost 赤手児 あかてこ, meaning, red child’s hand, is a ghost or yōkai who lives in Japanese honey locust (Gleditsia Japonica) trees. Akateko drop down as people pass underneath them, giving their victims a scare, but isn't known for causing any great harm and isn't known to be evil. Photo Credit: https://vitoradler.deviantart.com/art/Akateko-day-6-646253587… Continue reading Mythical Creature, “the Akateko,” a Japanese yōkai, witnessed as a dangling, disembodied red hand- with writing prompt

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Mythical Creature, the “Aitvaras,” a Lithuanian household spirit- with writing prompt

  The Aitvaras, is said to be many things...depending on who is telling the story and whether the creature is on the inside or the outside of the house. Below are three different, yet similar accounts of the same creature. All agree that you DON'T want one in your life! Lithuanian Myth Lithuanian mythological creatures… Continue reading Mythical Creature, the “Aitvaras,” a Lithuanian household spirit- with writing prompt