Category Archives: folktales

Good Bowling and Card Playing

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Bif! Baf! HeeHee! Holler! Ho! Terror awaits our young hero as he spends three terrifying nights in a spooky castle, all in an attempt to win the hand of the Princess. Yep, sounds like a fairytale. It gets pretty folktale-y when we add the talking cats, the fire, the lathe, the murder, the violence and the legs. Nine legs makes us wonder about the other missing leg. While the audience who heard this tale told live had no choice but to give in to the shocking shockingness, you should just leave now and not listen to this inappropriate use of body parts and spirit-formed animals. Run away. But you aren’t going to, are you? We warned you about listening to Sean tell this 1812 Grimm Fairytale of good bowling and card playing. But, wait, maybe you are trying to drown your fears in the lake? Meow!



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The Other Wolf

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Listen to the giggles terrifying screams of these young people, trapped in a live audience! Oh, it might sound like laughing, but be warned! Even they can’t believe how this tale unfolds. Oh, the Lupine sluicing! Will it be Fresh Wolf Wienerwurst? No one should have to give up the goodies! In this inappropriate folktale, storyteller Sean Buvala shares another Grimm-based variant of the Little Red Riding Hood saga which he calls “The Other Wolf.” Recorded live in Murray Park, Utah. Run away! Slam the door!Boil some sausages! We’ve warned you this isn’t your mommy’s LRRH.

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The Wizard Who Ate The Baby

A wizard has a snack and yet the family still loves him? What?! No, you don’t want to listen to this! The carnage! The sheep! The lack of hospitality! Just say, “no, no I will not subject myself to one more of these inappropriate folktales as I am too scared.” This one is adapted the book “Armenian Folktales and Fables” by Charles Downing. You can listen to Sean Buvala tell the tale below. Look the the gray sound bar below the picture.

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Get One!

Shemsi Mountain

Oh, the suffering of one brother against another. Surely, justice will prevail, but wait, those giants! No, it can’t be. Okay, well, you have made a choice to listen. We told you to turn around. Recorded live in 2006 and told by K. Sean Buvala, this is a retelling of a classic, but not really know, Grimm folktale. Turn away now, before you stuck like tar to your listening device. Listen link, foolish mortal, below the picture.

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The Boy and the Silent Flies

Violence! “The judge realized he had given this boy, essentially, the right to attack anyone…” A tale of deceit, a dim young man, and permission to kill. No doubt this story will lead you down a road to violence if you listen. An inappropriate Momma, silent thieves and a bleeding judge feature in our story told by Sean Buvala. A folktale collected originally by Johann Reinhard B√ľnker in 1906. Listen in if you feel you must. Those sweetened nightmares are all on you. See the listen link below the terrifying picture.

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