January 25, 2013 at 9:46 pm (writing)

Guild Of Dreams

by Chantal Boudreau

Have you noticed the prevalence of the wendigo or the sasquatch in fantasy or horror stories lately? How about Raven or Coyote? The chenoo? Glooscap? Okay, the last ones are little obscure if you’re not local, but North American natives have a vibrant assortment of creatures and gods in their legends and lore, a treasure trove of tales to be tapped for source material to serve as the basis for genre fiction when you tire of zombies, werewolves and vampires, or have had enough of elves, dwarves and dragons. Some of the more resourceful writers have discovered a means of offering recognizable monsters or heroes which are not the same-old-same-old fare that has been appearing ad nauseum in typical paranormal stories.

Look up wendigo at Amazon and you’ll find dozens of examples listed as science fiction, fantasy or horror, some of them referring to the Marvel comic…

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