Microfiction, Week 15

Microfiction: Creation Stories

Sun and Moon on Sandy Canvas by Carol VanHook from flickr Light's Creation: Lizen, god of light, set about his task of creating life. "Life should be filled with creativity," he thought. Lizen reached into the depths of the earth and pulled from it a piece of its heart. From this, he created a race that was skilled in many crafts and arts and gave them a home in the mountains where they could prosper. Then Lizen thought, "Life should be strong-willed." He looked to the forests, with trees that stood tall, and carved a race from the trees. This race was skilled at

Reading, Week 15

Extra Credit Reading Notes: Crash Course Mythology Overview

Link by cross-stitch ninja from flickr This was a very interesting dive into mythology. Learning about the different types of mythologies was a lot of fun! Learning through a video was a great way for me to comprehend a rather broad overview. I'm pretty sure I'm an auditory learner. I agree that hero stories are an important section of mythology even though they aren't about the gods all the time. Mythology and Folklore UN-Textbook: Crash Course Myth: Overview of Mythology (mythfolklore.blogspot.com)

Reading, Week 15

Reading Notes: Ashliman Part 2

Death by Andrea Kirkby from flickr I really like the fairytale moral style. Death's Messages was my favorite story in this part. I knew something was up when I read that Death said he would send messengers. Sure enough, he wasn't talking about literal messengers but actually disease and sleep and the like. Mythology and Folklore UN-Textbook: Myth-Folklore Unit: Brothers Grimm (Ashliman) (mythfolklore.blogspot.com)

Reading, Week 15

Reading Notes: Ashliman Part 1

Raven by Alexandra MacKenzie from flickr I really enjoyed these tales. My favorite one was The Seven Ravens. I just really like how dedicated the sister was to finding where her brothers were and rescuing them. I'm not quite sure how her being there turned them back, but it's a heartwarming scene all the same. Mythology and Folklore UN-Textbook: Myth-Folklore Unit: Brothers Grimm (Ashliman) (mythfolklore.blogspot.com)

Story, Week 14

Week 14 Story: Frozen Hellscape

Ice & HDR by Mike Gifford As we entered the final layer of hell, an intense chill swept through my bones. While it surprised me, I had almost grown used to the strangeness of this place that was nothing like how I'd expected it to be. The small tunnel that acted as a gate between the two layers opened up to show a massive room that stretched out beyond my vision. The floor was ice, and it was dotted with people jutting out from it at various depths. Some people were in only up to their waist, others their chest, and some were positioned headfirst into the ice. There

Reading, Week 14

Reading Notes: Dante’s Inferno Part 2

Dante_s Inferno by Gerard Van der Leun from flickr Satan in this story is very different than most interpretations. Most beliefs that I know of have him wandering around Earth tempting people, but in Inferno, he's trapped in ice. He is being punished himself. It's hard to comprehend just how massive he is though. I know of two of the people who are in his mouth (Judas and Brutus) but I'm unsure who the third is. Mythology and Folklore UN-Textbook: Myth-Folklore Unit: Dante's Inferno (mythfolklore.blogspot.com)

Reading, Week 14

Reading Notes: Dante’s Inferno Part 1

Abandon All Hope by rick from flickr I really love the story that Dante has written in the divine comedy though I haven't really read it before, just learned about it through other media. I think it's hilarious how Dante fan-girls over his favorite poet. It really reminds me of today's self-insert fanfictions that can be found all over the web. Plus, you can't go wrong with an afterlife tale! I just love them! Mythology and Folklore UN-Textbook: Myth-Folklore Unit: Dante's Inferno (mythfolklore.blogspot.com)

Story, Week 13

Week 13 Story: The Misunderstanding

Elevators by Peter Fiskerstrand from flickr Kathryn skipped down the sidewalk. Her head was filled with the thoughts of her marriage ceremony last week. She had just married the love of her life, Jacob. In fact, she was on her way to see him right now. One of her clients at work had canceled, and Kathryn had found herself with a lot of extra time. She had decided to make a lunch for her and Jacob to enjoy on his lunch break. She arrived at the building and made for the elevator. After she had entered, a man quickly joined her as the doors were closing. "Sorry, sorry," t

Reading, Week 13

Reading Notes: Canterbury Tales Part 1

Water meets rock by Paul Nadin from flickr These tales were very interesting. I really wasn't sure I was gonna like The Promise of Dorigen, but it turned out to be a very interesting tale. I didn't expect the squire to just give up and send her back to her love. While it's definitely messed up that he tried to trick her in the first place, I think the ending is nice as you get to see the magician take pity on him and clear him of debt. Mythology and Folklore UN-Textbook: Myth-Folklore Unit: Canterbury Tales

Story, Week 12

Week 12 Story: The Silence of Night

Mist covered moon by Charlie from flickr This story is now updated and on my portfolio! Check it out here. As the night became late, Beowulf and his companions began to fortify the hall against the dangers of Grendal, a monster that they intended to lure in and slay. Beowulf, aware of the brutality of the previous acts, committed to not sleeping the entire night so that he might keep watch on his men. With preparations finished and the fires now but a warm glow, his men lay down in the various benches to get some rest before the fight. A silence fell over the hall