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Category Archives: Stories
In 1965, a young New Jersey college student, in need of money for rent and tuition, took a weekend job as a tour guide at $25 a day, for a charter company that specialized in high school class trips to … Continue reading
On saturday, an acquaintance and I met at a local park to discuss some things of mutual interest. It was a stunning fall day, with temperature in the low 80’s, so we sat for several hours at a picnic bench … Continue reading
Originally posted on freaky folk tales:
I have studied all manner of ghost and demon in my quest to better understand this realm betwixt Heaven and Hell but there is little in this study that has proved more intriguing —…
If you haven’t already done so, I suggest you read the preceding post, Notes on Trickster stories, which provides a background and context for this article. Both posts were inspired by “The North Wind’s Gift,” a tale from Italo Calvino’s … Continue reading
I have seen Jorinda and Joringel (sometimes spelled Jorindel) in many folklore collections, but I always passed it by. A cursory glance led me to think it was much like Hansel and Gretel, not one of my favorite tales. I’m not … Continue reading