Creatures can be a large part of storytelling, especially when it comes to the Fantasy and Supernatural genres. Of course, we’ve read and watched loads of stories that revolve around the typical vampires, werewolves, elves, angels and demons. But what about the rest? There are a plethora of different creatures out there… let’s take a look at a couple.
Banshee – A shrieking or screaming fairy who carries the spirit of a past family member. The idea of being haunted by a spirit is creepy enough, but a shrieking fairy? Yep. Super creepy!
Cyclopes – The cyclopes has surfaced in some pretty great stories, but not as often as most creatures. How can you go wrong with a one-eyed, hairy giant?
Kraken – This is one I really like. The Kraken, though, by nature, must be located in water still really has a lot of potential.
Unicorns – Yes, yes. I can hear you already… Unicorns?! Everyone knows what a unicorn is! That’s true. They do. However, how often do you see them used in novels? Off the top of my head, I can’t really think of any. Interesting, isn’t it? That something so popular, in general, isn’t used all that much in storytelling? Of course, they are used a lot in children’s writing, not so much in adult stories.
Okay, so, that only covers a very small amount of the vast amount out there. What other creatures have you come across that you find interesting and underused?
© 2017, Anisa Claire. All rights reserved.
The author has granted WritersCarnival.ca, its affiliates and syndicates non-exclusive rights to display this work.