S. A. Crawford
Writer, reader, life-long student - being brave and finally taking the plunge by publishing some articles and fiction pieces.
- Runner-Up in the Under a Spell Challenge
Deep RootsRunner-Up in the Under a Spell Challenge
"Alta vocamus radices," Serena led the chant, her large, grey eyes rolled to the heavens, and felt the susurrus in the air as the coven repeated her words, "lato loquimur Olympo," she raised her hands as if reaching for some unknown gift, "Deorum summas spectamus montibus altos."
- Top Story - October 2023
PCOS and MeTop Story - October 2023
I never wanted children. That's the cosmic joke; as a teenager, and even a young adult, I was decided against the idea of having children. Not because I dislike them in any way, but because I was certain I was not mother material. Then, after years of work on my mental health, after getting out of a bad relationship, after calming my fears I had a thought -
It's not Safe to go Alone
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less travelled by, There is a common misconception that those who step outside of the box are generally rewarded. Perhaps its because we are shown the few examples of success on a daily basis while no one talks about those who slip through the cracks on that less travelled road.
Scottish Folklore: The Wulver
Of all the myths and monsters we have covered in this series so far, the Wulver may be among the strangest... and it's not for the reason you may expect. Credited to be a particular part of Shetland lore, this humanoid wolf-man has gained a lot of attention in the last thirty years, and some people aren't happy about it.
A second entry for Heather Hubler's 'Write me a Letter' challenge My Dear, Distant Friend, Sometimes the people who are farthest away know you best. Not because those closest to you don't care, but because distance offers a kind of safety. A glass wall that feels like a shield, letting only words through.
Since we last spoke
This is my entry for Heather Hubler's 'Write Me a Letter' challenge; My distant friend, It's a hard truth that what we deserve and what we get rarely coincide in life... you can do everything right, and still fail. But things have gotten better since we last spoke.
- Top Story - October 2023
Scottish Folklore: Cat SìthTop Story - October 2023
Sleek, silent, and graceful, the Cat Sìth is one of the most feared creatures of Scottish mythology. Taking the form of a black cat with a white spot on its chest, Cat Sìth are incredibly large; around the size of a medium or large dog depending on which sources you consider. Though the name Cat Sìth can be loosely translated to 'Fairy Cat', many sources do not consider them fairy creatures, but shape shifters.
Scottish Folklore: Redcaps
Scottish history is bloody, and so it should be little surprise to anyone that much of the folklore of this land is also tinged with blood and death. From murderous water spirits to highland shapeshifters, there are many creatures in Scotland that will take a life if given the chance. Redcaps are no different, in that respect, but they are a little unique.