Coffee Break Collection #30 - Mythical Creatures - Lt

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Post by msfry » January 11th, 2021, 3:11 pm

Coffee Break Collection #30 -- Mythical Creatures, by Various Authors ( - ).
This is the 30th Coffee Break Collection, in which Librivox readers select and read stories or poems, fiction or non-fiction pieces of fifteen minutes' duration or less, suitable for short commutes and coffee breaks. The subject for this collection is "MYTHICAL CREATURES"... leprechauns, unicorns, angels, demons, ghosts, fairies, gnomes, dragons, mermaids, centaurs, werewolves . . . the list goes on and on. Please limit yourself to three submissions. The collection is full after 20 pieces have been submitted.
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Keywords that describe the book: myths, mythical creatures, gods, goddesses (Please leave this line in so additional key words can be added.)

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BC/DPL: msfry Michele
MC: LynneT Lynne
Cover: msfry Michele
Last edited by msfry on January 16th, 2021, 1:00 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Michele Fry, CC
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Post by Lynnet » January 12th, 2021, 8:08 am

All set
Help us finish:
Hinduism and Buddhism Volume 3 10+ sections remaining
My Danish Sweetheart 2 5 sections remaining
The Dark Flower 10+ sections remaining
The Castle of Twilight 2 sections remaining

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Post by msfry » January 12th, 2021, 11:10 am

Whee! Now let me go claim the cover. Did you like the DOGS cover?
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Post by Newgatenovelist » January 13th, 2021, 2:53 pm

Hi Michele!

I saw the previous collection on the main LV page. What a nice cover, with a sweet little Rottweiler! I can't believe I missed that theme, though it looks like it was obviously filled by other dog lovers.

This is a good theme, and I hope it attracts lots of different and unexpected contributions. I've uploaded two poems - the first has a phoenix, the second is two for the price of one with a phoenix and a roc. The author of the second is, I think, not in the LV catalogue. I've taken her dates from HathiTrust (on the left side of the page, 'view full catalog record' goes to a page with her dates). There's a little bit of biographical information on a page at the Smithsonian:
https://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/surveys/chicago/kenilworth-historical-society/anne-spicer-papers
if you click the middle tab a little way down the page that says 'biographical historical note', but I don't know that she has a wikipedia page as yet. I hope some of that helps!

The Phoenix by Lewis Spence (1874-1955)
Text: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=njp.32101064718669&view=1up&seq=5
Duration: 3.03
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/cbc30_phoenix_el_128kb.mp3

Unknown Birds by Anne Higginson Spicer (1871-1935)
Text: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=loc.ark:/13960/t9j39d96k&view=1up&seq=82
Duration: 2.12
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/cbc30_unknownbirds_el_128kb.mp3


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Post by Piotrek81 » January 16th, 2021, 10:22 am

Hi there :)
https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/cbc30_dwarfpeople_pn81_128kb.mp3 duration 3:40
Heres a short piece called THE DWARF PEOPLE by CLARA K. BAYLISS taken from "A Treasury of Eskimo Tales"
PG link http://www.gutenberg.org/files/24569/24569-h/24569-h.htm#Page_82

The creatures described may not look like some fanciful monsters, but I hope this still qualifies :)
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Post by msfry » January 16th, 2021, 12:57 pm

Hello Erin and Piotr, I look forward to listening to your stories.
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