Troll Progress, Scandinavian Folklore

First the progress. This looks like a lot, but realize that I imported four troll scenes wholesale from Gossamer and Veridian. However, I *did* ditch the 900-odd words I wrote on Tuesday, and replaced them with 1400, so I haven’t exactly rested on past laurels.

5496 / 90000 words. 6% done!


Today I was reading more folklore while Margot turned me back into someone with short hair. Here is some interesting, shorter trivia.

Elske–the feeling of longing you have for someone far away. How your hug is affected.


Women can reduce their pain in childbirth if they crawl through the caul (afterbirth) of a foal. However, the children born thereafter are disfigured supernaturally.

If the child is a girl, the girl becomes a mare, a night creature that steals your breath and your soul when you sleep.

If the child is a boy, he simply becomes a werewolf.

Next up: the fylgie.

Author: Catherine Schaff-Stump

Catherine Schaff-Stump writes fiction for children and young adults. Her most recent book, The Vessel of Ra, is the first book in the Klaereon Scroll series. She is currently working on its sequel, as well as penning the middle grade adventures of Abigail Rath, monster hunter.

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