Myths, Legends, Fables, Fantasy, Folklore and Fairytales

Gods, monsters and everything in between, from the depths of the oceans to the shadows under the bed. The flicker at the corner of your eye and the candles guttering. Myths. Legends. Folklore. Fantasy, fables and faeries. Dragons, deities and daemons. Everything with a speculative edge.

The Horned Lady

The Horned Lady by David Cook

Screaming, I’m yanked away from the Horned Lady as she is dragged towards the pyre. ‘Shush, girl,’ orders Father, clamping me around the waist as men haul her over to a wooden stake and bind her to it. ‘One day,’ she’d said, looking into my eyes, ‘They’ll come for me.’ ‘She’s a witch,’ Mother says.… Read more The Horned Lady


Ombromanie by Mandira Pattnaik

Adori is not a shadow. Though she now owns a large outlet to sell them, the price still at sixty-five. Adori sells them per-piece basis, not by kilos, and they sell briskly. Her swanky place was once a warehouse, then space enough for the weekly farmer’s market that the local government thought wise to set… Read more Ombromanie