ic: St. Nick steals most of a family's attention by rewarding their good kids, while Krampus steals a bad child, shoved upside-down in his basket

15 Entertaining Krampus Illustrations

December 23, 2019

A collection of vintage Krampus illustrations to entertain you, plus a brief introduction to Krampus mythology.

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The Eternal Enemy

The Eternal Enemy

October 29, 2019

A haunting poetic fiction of gothic creepiness, perfect to read alone at the witching hour on Halloween. Or ARE you alone?

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ic: Calliope teaches music to her son Orpheus. Painting by Alexandre-Auguste Hirsch.

Biographies of the Muses

September 18, 2019

Personal details of the Muses varied considerably in ancient Greece. How many existed? Who were their parents? What were their names? And did they have children?

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Vampire Killing Kit

May 22, 2019

The history of "authentic" vampire killing kits is shrouded in mystery.

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ic: Photo by Nicole De Khors

Halcyon Days

May 15, 2019

Memoir of a late-night phone call that leads to angst and speculation.

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