January: (Trading Favors)
Partially buried in snow, it looked like a boulder warped by heat to grow unnaturally sharp angles.
February: (Brotherly Duty)
"You know, if I kept coming back to save the same human from being mortally wounded as a result of his own stupidity I might conclude that Fate was trying to tell me something."
March: (The Spirit and the Siren)
"Really, Soomse, what did you expect to happen when you put your face next to something with teeth like that?"
April: (Coyote's Gift)
The Creative Spirit couldn't remember where he came from, but he knew where he was going.
May: (The Gratitude of Humans)
The other moccasin, a necklace, a handful of arrows, and a little girl's dress were already glued to the wall.
June: (Second Chance Spirit, Chapter 1)
A drip hit dead center like a headshot delivered to the world's cutest zombie.
July: (The Terror of the North)
When the young woman extinguished the flames from her body and leapt to the edge of the stage to take a bow, the only member of the audience who did not rise and clap was Keizen.
August: (Talking to Yourself)
He lurched onward with the tenacity of a wolverine gnawing through an inch of deer skull to get the gooey treat in the center.
September: (Puma Boy)
"With your generous donation, I will be that much closer to publishing an educational picture book for him which will explain in the funnest and most colorfullest way possible that as a human being, not a cat, he out to take proper baths."
October: (The Gray Way)
The deer pivoted and lifted its tail in an exclamation point of white fluff.
November: (The Woman on the Elevator)
The car now carried five people trying in five different ways to pretend they hadn't heard or smelled anything, with the responsible party standing in the middle wearing a pleasant smile.
December: (Two is Company, Three is Lunch)
"She killed your helicopter splat."