Does fairy magic really exist? It seems like a strange question to ask modern audiences, but historically, many cultures from around the world believed in the magical properties of certain herbs—such as that of the foxglove. Foxglove is said to have the power to summon fairies, and according to modern medicine, may have the power to mend hearts.
Why do tales of murder intrigue us? When we're children, we fear the dark--the hidden creatures in the shadows. But as we age, so do our fears, turning from something otherworldly to monsters much more terrifying.
Allow me to tell you a story of a mysterious murder. Then we'll sort through the facts. The jury has already decided the fate, but it's your turn to be the judge.
Edgar Allan Poe had a sad life, losing every woman he ever loved. Of course, he’s famous for his macabre stories, but it’s his very last poem that is truly fascinating. Who was Poe’s Annabel Lee? Was she his wife or some secret love who’s been lost in history? There’s a legend in Charleston, South Carolina that you may find compelling. We know a lot about Poe’s dark mind, but in this episode, we’ll explore a lesser known side of him—his heart.
In 2015, I released a book that would change my life. I'd written it three years prior, and it would set the stage for what would become my full-time writing career. A key part of the book was a podcast that told the real story behind the fairy tales, myths, and legends we'd all been told. I wanted to start this podcast then, but time, life changes, and insecurities stopped me. But the idea was planted, and now it's finally coming to frutition.
This podcast has been brewing in me all this time, and I've got some great stories to tell you. Stories of murder, mystery, ghosts, folklore, and even some truths behind our beloved fairy tales. I hope you'll give it a listen, subscribe, and share.
The book, soon be included in the Fabled Collective (the written part of this endeavor) is currently being re-worked into an episodic format--shorter, bite sized fiction that can be read (or listened to) in one sitting. Kind of like your favorite television shows. So, be on the lookout for it in 2019.
Thank you in advance for starting this journey with me.
Welcome to Fabled.