Loteria The Book
Macabre Latin American fairy tales come to life in LOTERIA – 54 short stories for each of the Loteria cards!
The Mexican board game of Lotería is a game of chance. It is similar to our American bingo. However, in Loteria instead of matching up numbers on a game board, players match up images.
There are 54 cards in the Lotería game, and for this short story collection you will find one unique story per card based on a Latin American myth, folklore, superstition, or belief – with a slant towards the paranormal and horrific. In this deck of cards you will find murderers, ghosts, goblins and ghouls. This collection features creatures and monsters, vampires and werewolves and many of these legends existed in the Americas long before their European counterparts.
Many of these stories have been passed over time throughout the Americas, and many have been passed via word of mouth, just like the tales the Brothers Grimm collected. These are indeed fairy tales, but with a much more terrible little slant. Published by Burial Day Books.
Click on one of the cards bellow to get a synopsis the corresponding card’s short story.
When the rooster crows at night take it as a warning. There may be something lurking in the shadows.
THE LITTLE DEVIL - A little devil can hide anywhere, in your closet, under your bed, or maybe even in your walls. Beware, because at night he emerges.
THE LADY - A proper woman never loses her composure, except of course when coming close to death.
THE GENTLEMEN - The kind gentleman does what is requested of him, even if he suspects danger is near.
THE UMBRELLA - Getting wet is never fun while on the job. Although, when a pupil challenges a professor that just may happen.
THE MERMAID - Dear mermaid, your beauty tempts all men and all men want to catch you.
THE LADDER - Walk beneath a ladder and you will break the Holy Trinity, but if you are already broken it may not matter.
THE BOTTLE - Dearest crow, you do so much and are regarded by so many as an evil black bird, but I know your secret. I will keep it safely stored in this bottle.
THE BARREL - You want me. I know this, but don’t you have another? Terrible lies are stored for you in this barrel.
THE TREE - What wondrous things a tree is capable of making! What I’ll make next is a doll with the purpose to control.
THE MELON - The bitter taste of a poor melon is something that can never fade from memory.
THE BRAVE ONE - The brave one’s devotion can carry the world.
THE BONNET - A lovely bonnet for a lovely girl. Sit very still so I can tie the ribbons securely under your chin.
THE DEATH - Many of us spend our life avoiding death. Many others spend their life seeking death.
THE PEAR - A pear is gathered when fully ripe. When ready it snaps off easily from the tree.
THE FLAG - I can see your flag from here, but I don’t know where you belong.
THE MANDOLIN - A mandolin is small in size but it emits a high pitch.
THE CELLO - A violin is easily carried, adored and played. A cello is massive in size but in the orchestra of life it is needed just the same.
THE HERON - The heron sits by the water patiently awaiting its prey. Don’t get too close or you will be next.
THE BIRD - Little bird! Little bird! I know you are hiding. Come out and play.
THE HAND - My hand leaves a mark. If you see the glow then it’s too late for you.
THE BOOT - You have sent me running around in these heavy boots searching for you. Be sure, I will find you.
THE MOON - There are men in this world that have been baptized by the moon.
THE PARROT - The bright parrot can say many things. Sometimes it says too much.
THE DRUNK - Drunk with liquor or drunk with fear? Neither matters as the alleyways can sense when you are near.
THE BLACK MAN - The dark-skinned man knows the true story of the pact made in the mountains.
THE HEART - So much heart can be put into ones work. Be sure that it was all worth your time.
THE WATERMELON - I will erase your worries my dear. There will be plenty of watermelons for you today.
THE DRUM - The drums echo a past purposefully hidden.
THE SHRIMP - The little man, the one they bring gifts of shrimp, is a saint to many.
THE ARROWS - That place where you shot arrows is now home to terrible sorrow.
THE MUSICIAN - I’ll sing you a story if you’re ready to listen.
THE SPIDER - Sometimes I forget that I fear spiders because I fear you much more.
THE SOLDIER - Even the soldier sometimes fails to protect.
THE STAR - No matter where you hide the moon will find you.
THE LADLE - I make the tastiest of soups to watch my figure and abide by the most natural of treatments to keep my youthful skin.
THE WORLD - If you want the world you just need to have the right tools.
THE APACHE - Legends and lore are dusted across the great mountains.
THE CACTUS - These lines i have drawn you were brought to me in visions extracted by the great cactus.
THE SCORPION - Young boy your face is covered but you know where the witch can be found.
THE ROSE - A rose of the underworld is a rose like no other.
THE SKULL - You dream of death. I will give you life.
THE BELL - The bell will ring when the buried treasure and its secrets are found.
THE WATER PITCHER - I am parched. The desert will kill me. Please hand me the water pitcher.
THE DEER - The lovely deer lives in peace here. Those who disturb it are bound to be damned.
THE SUN - A man who loves the sun loves women as equally.
THE CROWN - You are men of a single crown. Show your allegiance.
THE CANOE - Come aboard my canoe dear one and I will whisk you away to the Island of the dolls.
THE PINE - The smell of pine can be as strong as the smell of blood.
THE FISH - That little fish you seek is much larger than imagined.
THE PALM - Palm leaves are one of the oldest materials used for writing. Beware, not all written words are safe.
THE FLOWERPOT - I smell your flowers. I am coming for you.
THE HARP - As you pluck the harp strings do not cry. I will cry for you.
THE FROG - If you kiss a frog it will turn into a prince. If you stab a frog it will kill your princess.
Click here to read EL DIABLITO which appears in LOTERIA.
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Published by: Burial Day Books