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The Legend of Spiderbeard

a short story about the folk hero the world DOESN'T need right now?



In all my work as an anthropological biologist, I could find no evidence of any world culture with legends about a folk hero with a beard made from swarms of sentient spiders.

My colleagues say my research is a dead end.

But I won’t be stuck with their negativity and pedantry much longer.

I just found a job opening. One that I’m certain no one has applied for. I just need to find some spiders.


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Short story written by Peter Chiykowski

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Story prompt taken from a photo by Nojan Namdar

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