To celebrate the expanded distribution of Legendary we have shone a spotlight on the anthology this week by asking out some of our contributors questions. Today’s our final question to contributors. We hope you’ve enjoyed following along with us and giving this anthology some well-deserved attention.
Today we asked the contributors:
What is your favorite urban legend?
My favorite urban legend is probably the hook story. It is effectively simple (teen A likes teen B, they go to lover’s lane, they are attacked by maniac, natch). I remember it really scaring me as a kid, because it must have been true…right? That, and it speaks to
the fact that seclusion is both romantic and terrifying. That is why, at its heart of heart, something like Friday the 13th works. That
rumination that there is nothing quite so enchanting as being alone in the woods at night with someone you love. But better to be alone with a romantic partner than a violent killer. Unfortunately, the hapless heroes of every hook story don’t get the former without the latter. Which is honest, because quiet dark means either is possible. Who knows if tonight’s darkness will bring you a dream or a nightmare?
If you’d like to learn more about the Legendary contributors, check out their individual interviews here.
Urban legends. We’ve all heard them, we’ve all told them. They fill the role that fairy tales once held—morality tales meant to frighten us into sticking with the herd, obeying society’s rules, and not taking any chances. In most urban legends, once someone transgresses, we know things won’t end well for them.
But what if the bright spark of romance also common to these stories refuses to be snuffed out? What if it bursts into a love that fights for its chance to burn? Can love triumph over evil? Forgive any trespass? Heal any wound?
Set off into a dark wood with a young love that won’t go quietly into the night. Bait a vengeful ghost to find family, and love. Ride along with a hitchhiker who won’t vanish for long. Learn to love a touch that is not human. Find passion beneath the scars. Dive into five tales that speak to the heart of myth and find love that is nothing short of legend.
Featuring new stories by Sara Dobie Bauer, Wendy Sparrow, T. R. North, Aisling Phillips, and Michael Leonberger.
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