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Charlotte Platt

A Braiding Friendship

Published Oct 2, 2019 · 1,323 words (5 minutes) · 45 views

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A companion piece to some of my other Scottish folklore tales, A Braiding Friendship is a story of one unlucky Viking traveler and his unusual evening. This story is based off a mix of Orcadian folklore and locations with as much history as I could reasonably bring in a short word count.

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Laurie Tom

The White Snake

Published Sep 30, 2019 · 899 words (4 minutes) · 16 views

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She tried to tell him she wasn't human, but why would he believe her?

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Charlotte Platt

The Hungry Forest

Published Sep 11, 2019 · 1,817 words (7 minutes) · 1 like · 77 views

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What do you do when the wheels of power ignore your plight? Find a way around the wheels, or break them. This story takes inspiration from a few different folklore areas and was originally written as an experiment in side kick stories, which I am not too well versed in.

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I love forests and were long due a trip so we went to Dalby forest in Yorkshire. The mist fell as we arrived and got this beautiful eerie image that reminded us of the forbidden forest in Harry Potter!
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Charlotte Platt

Horse to Water

Published Aug 21, 2019 · 4,346 words (16 minutes) · 1 like · 93 views

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A volunteer at an animal shelter gets more than she bargained for when she's called to collect a horse abandoned at the side of a lake. Who is the mysterious woman who comes to collect him? And why is the horse adorned in silver jewellery? Originally published in Trouble Among the Stars #3, link https://troubleamongthestars.com/2019/08/02/issue-3-is-here/

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An early start for a photoshoot on Loch Lomond in the Trossachs National Park for a client. Took a series of quick shots while waiting for the sun to peak over the hills in the distance!
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Laurie Tom

Unfilial Child

Published Jul 8, 2019 · 3,986 words (15 minutes) · 9 likes · 436 views

Fantasy dark fantasy folklore urban fantasy

June tries to be a dutiful granddaughter, always bringing gifts on her weekend visits (if not a husband or great-grandchildren). But when her grandmother takes in a mysterious infant, June learns her own childhood⁠—and her parents’ disappearance⁠—may not have been what it seemed.

Author Laurie Tom lives in Los Angeles, and her work has appeared in Galaxy’s Edge, IGMS, Crossed Genres, and many more.

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This picture was taken late in the day on my first full day in NYC. One of my life long dreams is to travel to China, so I felt like a visit to Chinatown might give me a tiny taste of what it might be like. It exceed my expectations in almost every way. This part of the trip reenforced desires to travel abroad, specifically Asia and China.
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KJ Kabza

In the Shadow of Dyrhólaey

Published Aug 1, 2018 · 3,682 words (14 minutes) · 250 views

Fantasy Horror Historical dark fantasy folklore myth

In early 20th-century Iceland, the brilliant sculptor Einar has devised a plan for sculpting a local rock formation into a ship. But legend holds that this rock formation is more than mere stone, and Einar’s best friend Gunnar can see it breathing. Will Einar’s chisel unleash a work of art—or unlock the enchantment that holds back monsters? Will Gunnar be able to stop him?

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C.L. Holland

The Marsh Lights

Published Mar 10, 2018 · 846 words (4 minutes) · 342 views

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A grandmother remembers the dangers of racing through the marshes,

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