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Written by one of the most significant American poets, Fire and Ice proficiently tackles the continuous query about how the world will cease to exist, whether it will go up in flames, or succumb to the cruelty of ice. First published in Harper’s Magazine in 1920 and later included in his acclaimed anthology New Hampshire, Frost effectively employs the use of simple, yet evocative language that assigns each syllable a significant purpose in the poem, while simultaneously concentrating on a pe ...
 
“Good fences make good neighbors...” If, as a reader, this is one line you do remember, then the poet Robert Frost would have fulfilled his purpose. The highest goal of a poet, he claimed, was to “lodge a few poems where they would be hard to get rid of...” Unforgettable lines and indelible memories are connected with our encounters with America's best-loved and most popular poet. His wonderful pictures of rural life and the deeply philosophical insights they offer remain with us long after ...
 
Fabled Collective explores mysteries, legends, myths, lore, ghosts, and fairy tales. Investigation of these tales of woe often reveal grim details that have been long hidden in the dark corners of history. Every story is a mix of both fact and fiction, and so are our episodes. We'll tell you a story, and then we'll tell you the truth. And to be perfectly honest, sometimes even our best fiction isn't as riveting as the facts.
 
"The Frost-Giant's Daughter" is, arguably the earliest chronological story by Robert E. Howard in terms of Conan's life. The brief tale is set somewhere in frozen Nordheim, geographically situated north of Conan's homeland, Cimmeria. Conan is depicted by Howard as a youthful Cimmerian mercenary traveling among the golden-haired Aesir in a war party. Shortly before the story begins, a hand-to-hand battle has occurred on an icy plain. Eighty men ("four score") have perished in bloody combat, a ...
 
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If you drive over the causeway from Savannah, Georgia to Tybee Island, you’ll notice a small lighthouse in the Savannah River. It captured my interest the first time I saw it. Often times, the lighthouse is inaccessible from neighboring Cockspur Island. Residing near Fort Pulaski, the tiny lighthouse has a fascinating history. And maybe even a few …
 
The most horrible of monsters are those who prey on the weak, the sick. These angels of death strike when they're needed, when their patients cannot care for themselves. When medical professionals decide to harm, they turn their backs on all they’ve been taught. Such is the case of Jane Toppan, one of America’s first serial killers, who claimed to …
 
Emily Dickinson is one of most popular American poets of all time, but she didn't experience fame until after her death. This analysis of her poem "Tell all the truth but tell it slant" gives insight into her thoughts and understanding. Truth is a most rare thing. -----Say hello!----- TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@fabledcollective Website: https:…
 
In this unscripted episode, my husband and I take a stroll down memory lane and recount the most memorable haunted experiences we've had thus far. If you'd like to know more about the places we discussed, check out: Ep 1 -- Unitarian Cemetary Charleston, SC Ep 14 -- The Sorrel-Weed House Savannah, GA Ep 18 -- Haunted Ybor City, FL -----Say hello!--…
 
Throughout the centuries and numerous cultures, superstitions surrounding black cats have varied. Are black cats lucky or unlucky? Some believe crossing a black cat to be fortunate, and others see it as an impending omen. Luck, it seems, is in the eye of the beholder. -----Say hello!----- TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@fabledcollective Website: ht…
 
The story of Marie Lafarge reads like a gothic novel. A well-bred, attractive woman living in a mansion in the country, married to a man she doesn't love, sounds like a tale we'd all like to read. And read, people did. Her case was one of the first trials to be followed by the public through newspapers. She was the first person to largely be convic…
 
William Faulkner chooses an interesting title for his story about a woman confined to her past. The story is filled with many symbolic references, but none as interesting as its title. “A Rose for Emily” allows us to explore what the upcoming events may entail. The title symbolizes Emily’s superiority to the town, her choice of seclusion, and the u…
 
Strange things were happening in Jonesville, LA, in 1938. Alice Belle Kirby was thirteen years old at the time and was described as having light wavy brown hair with grey-blue eyes. She was the seventh child of eight to farmers Leon and Mary Kirby. According to an article by the Madera Tribune, there were witnesses to Alice's ability to make tables…
 
Our ancestors lived in perilous times, not knowing what would happen from one day to the next. They faced sickness, death, and suffering—the likes of which we can only imagine today. One of the only ways they found to protect themselves was through rituals, the practice of doing things in a particular order. In the same way, certain practices becam…
 
Robert Frost is one of the most widely respected and accomplished American poets of all time. His simple, yet profound, work has touched the minds and hearts of millions. His extraordinary use of language has offered numerous interpretations by readers, but a closer look at the poet's ideas helps in interpreting the underlying messages of his poetr…
 
If you've ever been into board games, chances are that you own or have owned a Clue game. Have you ever wondered about the history of it? As per usual, I’ve followed my curiosity and learned about the inventor of my favorite board game. Music: Deep Relaxation Preview by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5726-deep-relaxation-…
 
The Foley House Inn is one of the infamous historical places in Savannah, Georgia. Because of its dark history, tourists daily walk by the house on one of the city's many tours. Though lovely, it's not the architecture that draws the crowds but the story of the skeleton in its walls. Music: Nervous by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmus…
 
In the early 1800s, crowds gathered to witness the fasting woman of Tutbury, Ann Moore. It seemed remarkable, impossible even, that a woman could live without sustenance for years. Certainly, such a thing couldn’t be possible. Or could it? Cover photo: Anthony Cardon, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons Music: Deep Relaxation Preview by Kevin MacL…
 
Why are rabbit's feet considered lucky? And why do people say "rabbit, rabbit" first thing on the first day of the month? Find out more about the tradition, superstition, and folklore surrounding this bizarre, yet fascinating, practice. Music: Deep Relaxation Preview by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5726-deep-relaxation-…
 
Even the most lovely places can harbor ghostly pasts. The haunting tales of the Springer Opera House in Columbus, Georgia have spanned many years. Who roams the halls with the guests before performances? Who spooks the crew behind the stage? And who’s the girl on the balcony? Cover image in Public Domain, Wikimedia. Music: Relent by Kevin MacLeod L…
 
The holidays are all about long-held traditions. But where did these traditions come from? And why did some of the old ones fade away? In this episode, we’ll explore how the Victorians shaped the way we celebrate Christmas today, and we’ll revive a tradition that I personally feel should make a comeback. Support the show; become a patron: https://w…
 
Christmas is quickly approaching. A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of sitting down with my dear friend JL Gillham. We had a fun conversation about the villains of Christmas, exploring their folkloric backgrounds. We also discussed the first book in her Winter Wonderland Chronicles, Princess Claus and the Great Escape. Find JL Gillham on her web…
 
Folklore is usually a culmination of truth and fiction. It’s a sort of flavoring for a specific region—a mash of traditions, beliefs, and stories that are passed from one generation to the next. It can be difficult to pick apart because, with every new storyteller, there’s a new spin on the original. Multiply that by a hundred years or more, and wh…
 
Shh… can you hear it? The woods are calling. There’s something mysterious about the woods, wouldn’t you agree? I remember one of my favorite things to do as a child was wander through the woods close to our house, and my best friend and I would treasure hunt in the woods behind her home. As children, we are incurably curious, which makes those wand…
 
Snag yourself a pumpkin spice latte, y'all. It's finally fall. For many of us, autumn is a magical season. But why? What's the allure of fall? In this episode, we explore the psychology and love for the season. As if that isn't enough, we'll also discuss hygge and cozying your home and office. Say hello on social media: Instagram: https://www.insta…
 
Last episode, we discussed the life of Virginia Woolf, a feminist writer of the 20th century. In this episode, we’ll delve into A Room of One’s Own, a powerful lecture she delivered to group of young women from the Cambridge colleges of Newnham and Girton in 1928, compiled and published in 1929. In this summary and analysis of Virginia Woolf’s A Ro…
 
Virginia Woolf was an English writer and one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. She had an uncanny ability to put deep, inner thoughts to paper. She wasn't afraid to experiment and encouraged her talented friends to do the same. Having lived through the first World War, Virginia embraced a new way of living and seeing the world. T…
 
We all grew up hearing the story of Rapunzel, the beautiful young maiden with long, golden hair, locked away in a tower until her prince came along. But the roots of the story, as with most fairy tales, are darker and even a bit bizarre. Was Rapunzel inspired by something historical? And what is the story really trying to say? Perhaps, Rapunzel isn…
 
In this episode, Josiah Coughran, host of The Darwin Awards Podcast, shares an experience he had in the Yucatan. Find Josiah and his podcast here: The Darwin Awards Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-darwin-awards/id1496912347 Their YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtchcnCiY1yPnehGvoqGxhw Their Website: Thedarwinawards.buzz…
 
Our homes are the places we learn, rest, grow, and love. It's protection from the outside world. It's our solace and our peace. It's where we create magnificent meals and share them with our families. It's where we fill the walls with inspirational quotes, books that inspire us, mementos from our travels… Our homes tell our stories. And sometimes t…
 
The old Glenn Dale Hospital served as a tuberculosis sanatorium during the 1930s-1950s. In this episode, author JL Gillham shares her experience visiting there as a teen. Today, the hospital is still fascinating historians and paranormal investigators. Follow JL Gillham: Website, Facebook, Instagram Grab her free short story, "Haunting Happily Ever…
 
Tales of witchcraft have been the source of entertainment for centuries, but when the tales jump into reality, a new type of wickedness emerges. Such was the case in the Scottish witch trials. The witches of Fife serve as a reminder that the stories we watch for entertainment on television have a dark, and deeply painful past. What’s even more myst…
 
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