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Forgotten Ones: Drabbles of Myth and Legend

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For as long as men have lived, myths and legends have permeated cultures across the globe. But for every known monster, are there creatures of lore, gods of fable, and rituals of old that have been forgotten by time?

Delve into the darkness that came before and witness over 100 short drabbles resurrect the ancient world in 100 words or less.

Featuring award-winning horror an
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Kindle Edition, 271 pages
Published April 2nd 2020 by Eerie River Publishing
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David Green
Feb 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Best book of drabbles I've read so far.

A drabble is a short-story of exactly 100 words. What author's such as K.T. Tate, Mark Anthony Smith, Michelle River and Ximena Escobar accomplish with such restrictions are terrifyingly impressive. From tales of Baba Yaga, Thor, HP Lovecraft inspired madness and Poseidon, this collection boasts an incredible range and depth of story.

Highly recommended.
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Sue Lee
Feb 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
As an avid reader, I am fortunate to belong to several Advanced Reader Groups allowing me to indulge in upcoming book releases in exchange for honest reviews. Here is my opinion of Eerie River Publishing’s upcoming publication, “Forgotten Ones: Drabbles of Myth and Legend”.

Ninety-five best-selling and upcoming authors from around the world feature in this collection of over two hundred horrifying drabbles – 100-word stories.

Of all the drabble anthologies I have read, this is the absolute best.
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Michelle River
Feb 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
This collection of drabbles is dark and definitely in the horror genre. You won't find a peaceful encounter or a jovial game within these pages.
Every story is unique and well thought out. I would absolutely recommend to any reader that loves a good myth and also loves horror.
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Charles Reis
Mar 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Drabbles are unique tool in that a writer must make a coherent, complete story with only one hundred words. Luckily in this anthology, the authors have succeeded in crafting fascinating tales.

There's something for everyone. Myths and legends get their time in the sun here, such as Greek (Aphrodite A.D.), German (Nidstang), Japanese (Tsukumogami), even the Cthulhu Mythos (The Mountain). Like Ouija Boards? Go that! (Broken Board). How about Holiday Terror? Got you covered! (The Yule Cat). Demonic
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RL Meza
Mar 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was my first experience reading drabbles, and I must admit that I experienced some doubt when I first approached this collection, with each of its tales limited to only one hundred words. Having finished the book, I was surprised and pleased to find that the majority of these stories were not “limited” in any way by their brevity. Like a peek behind a dark curtain, or a sip of intoxicating poison, these drabbles of myth and legend can be consumed within seconds, provoking shock, horror, eve ...more
Beckett
Apr 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I've read quite a few drabble collections in my day, and Forgotten Ones is one of the strongest. There are over two hundred entries in this anthology, many of which will haunt you for days (or even weeks) after you've read them. I really enjoyed how many of these drabbles made use of preexisting literary works. Another reviewer mentioned needing a pre-existing knowledge of mythology to make sense of some of these drabbles; however, I disagree. I still have no idea what a Nuckelavee is, but Drew ...more
Ariana Ferrante
Mar 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This collection of 100-word drabbles is full of delightfully dark tales centered around mythologies bold old and new! Not only are the mythologies varied, but they're also diverse, with plenty of locations and creatures around the world each finding a home in this horror anthology, some of which I'd never even heard of. It's well worth my five star rating. My only complaint is that it ended! ...more
Kerry
Apr 09, 2021 added it
In “Forgotten Ones: Drabbles of Myth and Legend,” Eerie River Publishing brings together over 90 authors from around the world to present their 100 word takes on myths, ancient beliefs, and modern legends.

In the interest of full disclosure, I am one of the 90 authors, and I added two pieces to this fine anthology. However, since that amounts to only two pages from the 271, I didn’t think my participation should exclude my review of the other fine works in this interesting book. Of course, if yo
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Leigh
Mar 21, 2020 rated it it was ok
Forgotten Ones is a collection of more than two hundred tales, stories of the old gods, fabulous creatures and a cornucopia of beings from myths and legends all over the world. Two hundred stories in a single book? Surely not, the book would be enormous! Ah, but these are not normal stories; they are drabbles. Each drabble consists of a mere one hundred words, challenging the author to tell their story whilst remaining the master of brevity.

Does it work? Not for me, I’m afraid. I don’t know whet
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McKenzie Richardson
Mar 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-Cycle

I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Drabble collections are a great way to squeeze a little reading into your day. I love the ease of reading 100-word stories and there are some spectacular ones in this collection.

A nice variety of creepy stories that include Norse mythology, conjuring, kelpies, Greek mythology, sacrifices, and Lovecraftian themes, just to name a few. This is a great mix with a very interesting th
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Linda
Jan 07, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: finished
The concept of this collection is interesting. I've never read drabbles (100 word stories) before. While many of these felt like a complete story, others felt like opening paragraphs. Several left me wanting more as a result of just feeling like an opening. For me, I prefer full stories or at least far more than 100 words. However, it was a good way to get be exposed to a number of different authors and their writing styles.

Many of these that were written with complete endings, but there were al
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Kris Kinsella
Apr 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Eerie River and the writers involved in this anthology know the power of the drabble, 100 word bursts of story that linger afterwards. The collection features a wide range of stories, drawing from various myths and legends. While som3 stories touch on the same subjects, there is enough variety that it rarely feels like you are reading the same thing over and over again. The stories I tended to like the most cane from K.T. Tate, Mark Anthony Smith, Kimberly Rei, and Matthew A. Clarke. Also, speci ...more
K.B.
Aug 14, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Up-front disclaimer: I am one of the contributing authors to Forgotten Ones and have a vested interest in promoting it...but also want to be honest so my reviews are taken seriously and will hopefully help readers make an informed decision.

It has taken a shamefully long time for me to get around to reading this book (so many books, so little time!), but when I did, I polished it off in two sittings. The short reads inside its pages make it easy to just...keep...reading...one more...page...

What y
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JM
Mar 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Received a free ARC from BookSirens in exchange for my honest opinion.

This was an interesting compilation. I don't think I'd come across the concept of drabbles before (100 word stories), and it kind of made me think of a text version of those "Adventure Time" anthology episodes where an alien tells a few short stories sharing a common theme. (I went online to look this up, and sure enough, those were called graybles, which are short videos sharing a common theme, so it's basically the same idea
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Elaine Marie Carnegie-Padgett Author
Excellent Collection But Not For The Faint of Heart

I am new to Drabbles and I had my doubts when first approaching this collection, but I was not disappointed. It is amazing how quickly the Authors of these 100-word stories can get into your mind! I love mythology and lore and the places this book took me... I have given it a 5 star for the delight. I loved “Sleep Tight” by Sarah Mathews and thought how it would terrify a child. My personal taste runs to well cadenced verse and I especially enjo
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DeAnne
Apr 13, 2020 rated it liked it
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I thought the concept of this collection was really interesting, as I'd never heard of a collection of drabbles (100 word stories) before. It may not be the best format for me as there were so many of these that I was sucked into and left wanting more. For me I'm not sure if I can be satisfied with only 100 words. Still it was a great way to get acquainted with a number of different authors and their writing styles.

There were so m
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Caylee
Apr 22, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review.

This dark and atmospheric collection entertains and inspires. It’s an excellent book to have on hand if you’re looking to divert yourself with a quick, intense story or get your own creative juices flowing. Forgotten Ones lends itself to browsing in those free minutes during your day and promises to add excitement to a quiet moment. The 100-word stories range widely, drawing on a mixed bag of world mythologies and giving a multitude of pers
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Melody
Sep 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the first collection of drabbles I have ever read. The vast majority are perfectly unsettling and thought provoking. The stories are all based on myths and legends. There are a number from different cultures that fell a bit flat with me because I wasn't familiar with the references, but there were more than enough in this collection that worked for me. Anyone with even a passing knowledge of mythology can find something in here to enjoy.

I will say that a collection of drabbles is hard to
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R.A. Goli
Mar 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
*Disclaimer: I was offered a free eCopy for an honest review*
Drabbles are fun. They’re perfect reading for when you’re tired and just want to read a few pages. Having said that, I struggled to put ‘Forgotten Ones’ down. “Just one more Drabble”, I’d tell myself, then continue to read until my eyelids drooped as I enjoyed almost all of them. Drabbles ranging from Norse gods to Eldritch nightmares and everything in between. One of the best Drabble anthologies I’ve read. Definitely worth your time.
Yvonne Glasgow
Jul 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Great collection of stories. Some were amazing, though there were quite a few that I just didn't get... I love the drabbles in general; it takes talent to tell a story in only 100 words. Well worth the read, but would have been cooler to have the book in sections, keeping all of the Hades stories together, all of the Poseidon stories together, etc. ...more
Neen Cohen
Mar 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A dark horrific journey into the worlds of forgotten gods, beasts and demons. Bite sized stories that vary in myth and history from all over the world. This is such a delicious collection. I felt as though I was highlighting every page. The talent encased in these page is incredible. I can’t wait to see more from the authors within and from Eerie River Publishing. Definitely one to look out for.
Shelby Suderman
I'd never heard of drabbles until just recently when I learned about this anthology, and this was a fun introduction. Some of my favourites included Chris Bannor's Ignorance, T.J. Lea's The Devil's Footprints, and David A.F. Brown's Beware the Kelpie. ...more
Mark
Mar 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was surprised at times with some of the short entries, but not enough to affect my opinion of this. I actually enjoyed reading it.
Carrie
Sep 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was actually really good! First I have ever read of really short stories. I enjoyed this. I received this as an ARC and choose to give an honest review.
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