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Writing Prompt: Unusual Were-Animals

I love werewolves and the other very common variations. But I also think there is a lot of other under explored were-animals.

My Smokejumpers series explores a few of these, peregrine falcons (my favorite), jaguars (pretty common), mountain lions (also on the not unusual list), stags and much more. What is the most unusual shifter you’ve read? Written? What would you like to read?

I’ve been listening to the Varmints podcast and I’ve been thinking about which of these would make good shape shifters.

Varmints!

2.16 Basilisk on a Yellow Field

Basilisk on a Yellow Field by Jon Cronshaw


Jon Cronshaw is a UK-based science fiction and fantasy author. He has published three short story collections, Host, The Gibson Continuum, and Her Name Was Red.

His debut novel Wizard of the Wasteland is out now. He has a PhD in the history of art and has seen his writing published in regional and national newspapers across the UK, including the Metro and Guardian.

He’s an ex-gamer, a guide dog owner, a voracious reader, and a certified geek.

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S2.14 Siren of the Void

Siren of the Void by M L Moos


M L Moos writes YA fantasy and is currently working on a magical trilogy featuring three young heroines and an undersea treasure hunt adventure. To learn more, go to her Facebook page.

She lives in Washington with her husband, two boys and one country cat with a cougar alter ego. When she’s not writing or reading, she’s either baking, volunteering at her church or watching Jane Austen movies to make up for the overabundance of testosterone. On the rare occasion she makes it out into public, though, she’s always sure to be glamorous in her mom hair and yoga pants.

You can find her on Facebook @mlmoos or at her blog or on twitter @mlmoosauthor.

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S2.11 Berserk

Berserk by Kate Rauner


Berserk was published in Jupiter Diving and Other Short Reads in Science Fiction and Fantasy by Kate Rauner

Kate writes science fiction novels and science-inspired poetry. She’s also a retired engineer and Cold War Warrior (honestly, that’s what Congress called them) because she worked in America’s nuclear weapons complex. Much to her surprise, she has a second, unpaid career as a volunteer firefighter. She left the beautiful but crowded Front Range of Colorado to live on the edge of New Mexico’s Gila National Forest with her husband, cats, llamas, and dog. She’s well on her way to achieving her life-goal of becoming an eccentric old woman.

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S2.10 Space Opera

Space Opera by Donald Jacob Uitvlugt


First appeared in Splickety.

Donald Jacob Uitvlugt lives on neither coast of the United States, but mostly in a haunted memory palace of his own design. His short fiction has appeared in numerous print and online venues, including Cirsova magazine and the Flametree Publishing anthology Science Fiction Stories. He is also releasing a series of self-published stories for Kindle. Donald strives to write what he calls “haiku fiction,” stories that are small in scope but big in impact. If you enjoyed “Space Opera,” please let him know via his blog or via Twitter: @haikufictiondju.

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S2.1 We’re Going to the Zoo

We're Going to the Zoo

We’re Going to the Zoo by M L Moos


M L Moos writes YA fantasy and is currently working on a magical trilogy featuring three young heroines and an undersea treasure hunt adventure. To learn more, go to her Facebook page.

She lives in Washington with her husband, two boys and one country cat with a cougar alter ego. When she’s not writing or reading, she’s either baking, volunteering at her church or watching Jane Austen movies to make up for the overabundance of testosterone. On the rare occasion she makes it out into public, though, she’s always sure to be glamorous in her mom hair and yoga pants.

You can find her on Facebook @mlmoos or at her blog or on Twitter @mlmoosauthor

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S1.49 A Chance Encounter

A Chance Encounter

 

A Chance Encounter by Jennifer Deese

Jennifer Deese first officially joined the writing world and became a published author in 2013 with her inaugural novella, The Orchid Keeper. Miss Deese is fond of writing shorter stories versus full sized novels. Her first book will eventually be the prequel novella to a series of short books called The Osipian Chronicles. From childhood her mother has foster her imagination and love of reading…which Deese sees as the roots of her love for writing, especially fantasy. As a lover of nature it is not surprising that it tends to play a part in many of her writings. A mother and a Nana, Jennifer Deese looks forward to spending time with her loved ones. She resides in Pennsylvania with her two dogs and boyfriend James and his son.

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A Chance Encounter

“The woman flashed a welcoming smile, waving as if they were old friends.”

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S1.48 The Currents of Life

The Currents of Life by M L Moos

M L Moos writes YA fantasy and is currently working on a magical trilogy featuring three young heroines and an undersea treasure hunt adventure. To learn more, go to her Facebook page.

She lives in Washington with her husband, two boys and one country cat with a cougar alter ego. When she’s not writing or reading, she’s either baking, volunteering at her church or watching Jane Austen movies to make up for the overabundance of testosterone. On the rare occasion she makes it out into public, though, she’s always sure to be glamorous in her mom hair and yoga pants.

You can find her on Facebook @mlmoos or at her blog.

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