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 Bell family in Tennessee. Ondine: the supernatural heroine who tells her husband, "I shall be the shoes on your feet...I shall be the breath in your lungs," with the caveat that, should he deceive her, he will die. Each story ends with a twist the reader may not see coming...
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