Tomi Farrell
Publisher: FC & N
Pages: 180

Divining the difference between reality and the fantastic may not be as simple as it seems. Because the world you think you know may not actually exist…STORIES is a collection of six short stories loosely based on legends and folklore. Each is set in a modern context, giving the reader an unusual take that yields interesting insight on these traditional tales.The Snow Woman: a spirit in Japanese folklore who traps people in snowstorms, then uses her icy breath to leave them frost-coated corpses.The Slit-Mouthed Woman: a figure from Japanese urban legends who, mutilated by her husband, returns as a vengeful soul. Mare: an evil spirit from Germanic and Slavic folklore that rides on people’s chests while they sleep, bringing on nightmares.Doppelgänger: the double of a living person that sometimes appears when death is near. The Bell Witch: a poltergeist that haunted the 19th-century ...
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