Jason headlined, with Something in the Water, a collection of stories about monsters and magical creatures. He introduced us to the Onamazu, the giant catfish responsible for earthquakes, and Kashima, the thunder-god, who [mostly] keeps it pinned down under a big stone. Read more here.
Then there was the Umibozu, the spirit who enjoys wrecking ships, and haunted the dreams of young Akiko, until her grandfather told her about Baku, the Dream-Eater. You can read about them here and here.
In his second session, Jason took us to such exotic places as Pakistan and Northumberland, telling us of the Lake Saif ul Malook and the love-story that took place there, and of the River Wear and the Lambton Worm. Read more here and here.
Nor was the Silkie of Skule Skerry omitted!
In our open mic spot, Raph told us The Hidden Moon, a tale from the Lincolnshire Carrs, which you can find here.
Maddie told us how important conversation was in a marriage, with TheMeat of the Tongue.
Mike sent us home and to bed with the last tale from Eleanor Farjeon's The Old Nurse's Stocking-Basket, which you can read here.