The Blood Soaked English House Spirit, Crouched on a Pile of Foulmouthed Children’s Bones, Who’s Potentially Living Under Your Sink!
It’s funny every time I think we’ve drawn all the English house spirits, I check the books, and there’s another fun one! And much like the Red Cap this one’s murdery as hell!
Bloody Bones technically qualifies as a nursery bogey, meaning his telling was often used to frighten children into good behavior. Bloody Bone’s specialty was eating all but the bones of children who swore. Then he’d just hang out covered in dripping gore, crouching on said bones waiting for another child to slip up so he could feast again.
Originally said to be related to watery locales where he would drag said children back to the edge of say a pond or marsh… as time went on and plumbing moved inside so did the beast, so nowadays, he hangs in dark corners of your house near water sources (maybe check under your kitchen sink as a fine example).
Here are your official descriptors:
- Originally from England but there are foul mouthed kids across the globe so…
- Small wirey and frightening looking frame with a face drenched in dripping blood
- Almost always crouching on a pile of human bones, and when not, assume he’s still crouching, as its the scariest of the ready to pounce, predatory poses!
- Really hates swearing
- Really like eating children
Our Judge this round was my Mom! It was just mothers day and if it weren’t for her loving consistent encouragement of creative outlets and unique look on life we probably would have this site to doodle on. So to celebrate let’s give mom the judges gavel and say thanks for being my mom.
Judge’s favorite is #5!
It’s funny, had I had even an inkling of forethought I would have perhaps picked a less bloodthirsty/child murdering beast for the occasion. (But hey that’s why Mom’s love us right?) So judgement was accompanied by lots of Eeeeeek!s and a few Ohh!!s but once we filtered through the obvious nightmare fodder and got down to some acceptable choices. It was the smiling face on our Mr Clean bogey that closed the deal. “at least he looks happy” she said and that’s good enough for me!
There you go! Fight it as long as you wish but know the judge’s word is law. And even though the contest is done we’ll always welcome new Bloody Bones drawings for the archives! So draw on and remember, 25 beasts drawn earns you a shirt!