Folklore, fairies and memories? Be my guest!

LL logoHow did your granny predict the weather? What did your great uncle Albert tell you about the little green men he saw in the woods that night? What strange creature stalks the woods in your area?

So many of these old stories are slipping away for want of being recorded. legendary creatures, odd bits of folklore, folk remedies and charms, and all the old stories that brought our landscape to life…

Tell me a story, share memories of the old ways that are being forgotten. What tips did did Granny teach you? What stories did she tell? Share the folklore of your home. I am not looking for fiction with this feature, but for genuine bits of folklore, old wives tales, folk magic and local legends. Why not share what you know and preserve it for the future?

Email me at and put ‘Living Lore’ in the subject line. All I need is your article, bio and links, along with any of your own images you would like me to include and I’ll do the rest.

Previous posts in this series include:

Marcia Meara: Boojum & Hootin’ Annie

Lyn Horner: Spider Woman

Coyote Tales

Robbie Cheadle: A nursery rhyme with an interesting history

Ichabod Temperance:  A Spectral Analysis of Temperance

Bobby Fairfield: A very brief history of an infamous Exmoor family.

The curse of the Babbs

A half-forgotten tale

Teagan Geneviene: Superstitions You Might Find in Atonement Tennessee

You will also find a number of reblogged posts by searching this site for ‘Living Lore Reblog’

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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14 Responses to Folklore, fairies and memories? Be my guest!

  1. floridaborne says:

    My last grandparent (maternal grandmother) passed away when I was a year old. My mom and dad used to say they could feel the weather in their bones. I used to think it was funny, but now I understand. Just before a cold front, your bones start to ache. If there’s a hurricane coming, you feel as if something is pressing down on your body (barametric pressure is dropping).

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Lyn Horner says:

    I’m glad you are continuing this feature, Sue. Looking forward to more folklore!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    Get full details on Sue’s original blog post 😎

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Here in Southern Bavaria we have a very strange looking creature in our woods, called The Wolpertinger. I will try to tell something about him. 😉


  5. Patty says:

    Reblogged this on Campbells World and commented:
    Here’s yet another way for you writers to showcase your talents.
    Read the instructions carefully and get in touch with Sue to submit.

    Liked by 1 person

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