Welcome to the Lazarus Taxon Project!





: the study of and search for animals and especially legendary animals (as Sasquatch) usually in order to evaluate the possibility of their existence.

Welcome one and all to the Lazarus Taxon Project!

Cryptids have long since captured the imagination of the world, relayed through first hand accounts and hand-me-down stories. Creatures like Bigfoot and Mothman have influenced our culture through books, film, and Television. While cryptozoology is not a recognized form of science, it has been used to discoer new and previously thought to be extinct species, such as the mountain gorilla and the komodo dragon. Today, this branch of science is seen as largely a joke, at the mercy of such terrible drama as Finding Bigfoot and The Ten Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty (We get it, Dean Cain. It’s hard for you to find employment!)

To us, the writers, they are no joke, and it’s through these stories that creatures like the Dover Demon, Chupacabra, and the Mad Gasser of Mattoon come to life. Over the month of June, you will be treated to a plethora of stories from some of the finest writers I’ve ever known. To challenge our writers, the only stipulation they’ve been given is that they cannot write in the horror genre. A simple, but difficult challenge to be sure.

So stick around. A tale about a sea creature could bring you to tears; a story about a dinosaur could make you laugh. Anything goes here.


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