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

Mythological Creature Archive

What is ‘Folkpunk’ in Literature?

Folk punk in Literature is the intersection of folk culture, distinct cultural groups like the Pennsylvania Dutch or the Creole- folklore, stories in the oral tradition, or stories now in the public domain.Then a layer with punk attributes, defined and characterized by the author (steampunk, mythpunk, cyberpunk, punk rock) and set within the speculative fiction genre, with a moral, parabolic or allegoric message.

Character Development, Cryptozoology, Easter Time Story, For Kids, Historical Fiction, Magical Realism, Short Story, Writerly Tips

The Small House of Fabergé- an Easter time short story

Rescuing fireflies took all evening. After finishing my summer reading, I ran through the fields and the long grasses whipped at my legs. I didn’t care about the welts. I got on my four-wheeler and rode back into the remote corners of the woods where there were barely pathways and opened my jars, being sure to cup my hand over the openings. I collected fireflies for hours in larger jars with oxygen holes. The jars were the kind you filled up to water big dogs. My mom boarded animals for a living on our tiny farm, where our happiness used to reside.

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, Cryptozoology, For Kids, Short Story, Writerly Tips

So, you want to be a *magical zoologist?* FOR KIDS

Scientists say we're in the 6th great planetary extinction, called the “Holocene Extinction” - the extinction of the human era. This predicament has made zoologists more important than ever.

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

So, you want to be a Cryptozoologist? FOR KIDS!

Cryptozoology is a field of science and subculture, which started in the 1950's. According to Wikipedia, it aims to prove the existence of entities from the folkloric record, such as Bigfoot, the Chupacabra, or the Loch Ness Monster.

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?

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Character Development; pushing your beasts interior and exterior life to reach their fullest potential- 📚#mythicalcreaturearchive

There may be some of you out there at the beginning of your writerly journey, thinking, "I have so many questions," this is natural, and is one of the things that makes us writerly in the first place. We question, we have wonder and we look for the answers. In the beginning, of my own… Continue reading Character Development; pushing your beasts interior and exterior life to reach their fullest potential- 📚#mythicalcreaturearchive

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-📚

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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