folklore

BACK FROM THE DEAD

There is a great misconception that states after you are dead and buried, that’s the end of it.  Charlie Barker should be enough evidence that this isn’t always the case.  But, for the incurable skeptics out there, he has a few more points of example for you.

Two roommates at a boarding school talk over past mistakes in I NEED A RIDE.  Let’s hope that their transgressions were limited to life and not the afterlife.  Then, a young girl living with her uncle wonders if his anger and frustration in life carried over into the next existence in FIT TO BE TIED.  The third undead tale is derived from a popular ditty from all the way down under in Australizomba.  Find out the meaning behind the  song of WALTZING MATHILDA.  The outback just got a little more scary.

Things got a little dead today at the circus, my friends.  Maybe you should head out and return next time when it can be a bit more lively for you.  We may even play some games.

MYTHICAL MONSTROSITIES

More macabre monsters of myth grace the sideshow today.  Charlie Barker will show you them in detail.  Or, perhaps more aptly, he will show the monsters you.

First, we meet the real-life New Jersey Devil as part of our sub-series, “States of Fear”.  THE MONSTER OF THE PINE BARRENS awaits.  Next, it’s the tale of an evil genie in DJINN RUMMY.  Finally, it’s a story that may be dragon at the start, but picks up at the end in FINISH THE STORY, GRANDPA.  It’s a scaly tail, er scary tale, to be sure.

There are always more monsters awaiting you at the sideshow.  Please come back and witness the spectacle again.

FEARFUL FOLKLORIC FIGURES

Hello again, fateful travelers.  The sideshow tent is open, once again.  This time, Char spins all of his yarns in the “States of Fear” series of tales.  These are local myths and legends from each state in America.

The first stop in our voyage of the vanguard is in North Carolina along the coastline.  Here you will see a ghostly specter who foretells disaster in TAKE HEED OF THE GRAY MAN.  Massachusetts is where we hear about THE UNFORTUNATE CONSEQUENCE OF THE DOVER DEMON.  Then, it is off to Virginia where we leave you HANGING FROM THE BUNNY MAN BRIDGE.  Each of these locales has its own legendary figure you’ll get to meet…once.

If you’re still around next week, we’ll meet some more legends.  They would love to meat, errr meet, you.  Please return when the circus is back in town.