I have been contemplating this week’s Faerie Friday since I wrote last week’s Faerie Friday. First I was going to write about Kobolds and then I was going to write about the Nix -- one a nasty, pickax wielding dwarf and the other a drag-you-to-the-bottom-of-the-lake-to-your-doom water faerie. Neither was doing it for me this week. I may revisit them on a future date. Yesterday I came across a creature that I had never heard of before – the Attorcroppe.
The Attorcroppe hales from Saxony and its name translates into “little poison head.” The Attorcroppe looks like a small, upright snake with arms and legs. It is extremely malicious to humans. It is active at night and can be found wherever you find regular snakes – near rivers, woodlands and under rocks. It was probably a manifestation of the human fear of poisonous snakes or maybe just a salamander* performing a circus trick.
Yeah, I appreciate that the Attorcroppe isn’t a particularly fascinating creature, but on a side note, I once told a guy with a shaved head that he looked like a penis with arms and legs. It was the midst of an argument over music at a party. I apologized. I was out of line, but it doesn’t mean it wasn’t true.
I have been contemplating moving Faerie Friday to Wednesdays. I know that doesn’t seem to make any sense, but it breaks up the week better. I’ll have to come with a better name. Faerie Friday on Wednesday just won’t work. Any suggestions?
Tomorrow I will be posting Part One of my post Troll!!! Next week I will be doing a few special Halloween posts. Make sure to come back and check them out. I promise they will be better than today’s.
*Not to be confused with fire elemental Salamander. I was referring to a regular salamander.