The Gray WayJoshua devoted a few moments of scrutiny to the brown and neon orange colored shape that wove in and out of view between the trees, moving farther away with each step. It paused to shake itself and readjust its jacket. He tapped the back of his friend's leg with the toe of his boot. "Say, do bigfeet ever wear clothing?"Shane rose from the deer scrape he was examining and followed Joshua's gaze. "Nah. Bigfootses are just animals."Joshua leaned against a tree and watched the figure disappear into the forest. "Too bad. Full moon tonight?""Tomorrow, I think.""Just our luck. That buck is good as wolf chow."Shane nodded. This was his first time seeing a shifted werewolf, and even from a distance he was impressed by its imposing height. Part of him cringed at the thought of it getting the buck they were tracking first, but another part wished he could witness such a feat.A glance upward revealed pinks and purples overtaking the orange of early sunset. He turned his thoughts away from th
Five Sentence Story - The First BathThe hunter chose to make his last stand on a tree limb which sagged over a raging river. Amused by the man's desperation and eager for a meal after spending the last few hours at play, Wendigo dug his claws into the bark and joined him. The man waited until his attacker was within reach and then struck first, seizing Wendigo's wrists and flinging both of them over the side of their perch. Water surrounded Wendigo for the first time since the spirit had taken to possessing human hosts and he shrieked in pain, flailing with clumsy strokes for the riverbank. Dripping and miserable he sat on the rocks, hissed at the greater predator which had taken his prey, and swore to himself, Never again.
Coyote Monologue - Puma BoyHello good sir, could I interest you in donating to the noble cause of helping me support my poor disabled ward? Every coin in the coffer counts toward-Wendigo, no! Stop it! Drop it!Eewww. Now even a convenience store robber wouldn't want those. Go ahead, then. They're yours.See the cards life has dealt him? And me by proxy, for having the patience for him when no one else did. Oh please, can't you spare just a little something? Just enough to cover the costs from last minute's, uh, incident, perhaps? Just enough so as we don't have to go home in the negatives? You see there was this little boy with an ice cream cone, and his mother was very upset, and they wouldn't take an "I am sorry" in exchange for it, and that came out of my pocket! Oh what am I saying, it all comes out of my pocket.I asked the government for help once, you know. They rejected him like everyone else in this wicked world before I came along. Said they didn't count Puma Boys under minorities or disabiliti
Prosopagnosia"You have your mother's eyes.""Really?"
I rarely have a chance to photograph wildlife, so I practice with the skittish neighborhood cats. This one climbed into a thorny bush to hide from me. I will call it Z for the white shape on its leg.
Documentation of individuals thus far:
Sooner (intact male, pet) Fearful Longhair Tabby (?, ?) Black and White Cat # Who Knows What (?, ?)