Mythic Delirium 3.3

Jane Yolen et al.

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Mythic Delirium starts off 2017 with stories and poems that provide chills of their own, independent of the fortunes of winter.

Morris Tanafon shows us a horrifying way to prevent a haunting in “Interred with Their Bones,” while Darcie Little Badger’s “The Famine King” conjures a zombie apocalypse so subtle you may wonder if it’s really there. Patricia Russo contemplates trees, enigmatic rituals and the afterlife, in “Observations on the Trees of Peace, the Chirping Lizards, and the Sea at the End of the World.”

Our poetry in this issue, from Beth Cato, Lynn Hardaker, Olchar E. Lindsann, Sonya Taaffe, and Jane Yolen, instructs in the catching of unicorns and release of familiars, the preferences of Baba Yaga and the battling of monsters, the mysteries of Carcosa and the depictions of dinosaurs. 

These thought-provoking diversions will give you fuel to navigate the season, whatever the temperature might be in your part of the world.


  • “Interred with Their Bones” by Morris Tanafon
  • “The Familiar” by Lynn Hardaker
  • “A Net to Snare a Unicorn” by Beth Cato
  • “The Famine King” by Darcie Little Badger
  • “Preventative Measures” by Beth Cato
  • “Feisty Girls” by Jane Yolen
  • “Observations on the Trees of Peace, the Chirping Lizards, and the Sea at the End of the World” by Patricia Russo
  • “Exile’s Lament” by Olchar E. Lindsann
  • “The Warm Past” by Sonya Taaffe

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