Sunday, February 05, 2023

Seven stories about goblins and tricksters

Nzinga Temu is a writer who received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Howard University. During her undergraduate studies she has written for Zenger News and Picture This Post.

At Electric Lit she tagged seven top stories about goblins and tricksters, including:
The Goblins of Bellwater by Molly Ringle

Also inspired by [Georgina Rossetti’s 1862 poem] Goblin Market, Molly Ringle’s contemporary romance revolves around another two sisters, Skye and Livy, who are tormented by a goblin’s curse. Kit is the local mechanic, who also happens to be the goblin liaison for the small town of Bellwater, Washington. Because of a family tradition, he has to visit the goblins in the forest to appease them with gold, but this time Kit does not bring enough. This irritates the goblins who start tormenting townsfolk. Skye—a young artist and barista, who has always been attracted to the mystery of the forest— was lured into a dangerous trap, which leaves her silent and depressed. It is up to her older sister Livy to undo the curse in this cautionary tale about why one should never accept fruit from a goblin.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue