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Renee Carter Hall

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Renee Carter Hall writes fantasy and science fiction for adults who never quite grew up, with occasional excursions into dark fantasy, poetry, and stories for children and teens. Talking animals slip into her stories whenever they get a chance, and her work has been influenced by storytellers from a range of media, including Steven Spielberg, Ray Bradbury, and Jim Henson. Her most recent book, the anthropomorphic fantasy Huntress, received the 2014 Cóyotl Award for Best Novella. Renee lives in West Virginia with her husband, their cat, and more books than she will ever have time to read.

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Moon, June, Raccoon

Feb 12, 2019 · 3,856 words (15 minutes) · 1 like · 27 views

Fantasy Humor Love

Karen's sick of watching all her friends find true love. Out of desperation, she decides to try casting a love spell -- and winds up attracting a neighborhood raccoon instead. But this furry little matchmaker just won't mind his own business...

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In the Greenwood

Feb 4, 2019 · 1,255 words (5 minutes) · 27 views

Fantasy

The doe Faeldra merely desires a mate, but she has a much greater role to play in the forest as one season becomes another.

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The Tiger's Son

Jan 18, 2019 · 9,638 words (36 minutes) · 44 views

Classic Fantasy Literary Fiction

A boy abandoned in the jungle. A pack of wolves who live by the jungle's Law. A fierce tiger, a cunning panther, and a deadly python. You know these characters... or do you? This re-envisioning of Kipling's Mowgli stories begins with a simple question: What if Mowgli hadn't been raised by the wolves?

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Nativity

Dec 11, 2018 · 402 words (2 minutes) · 104 views

Fantasy

All young Sophie wants is a place to belong and be loved. It just may not be the place one would expect...

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Featured December 25, 2018

The Gingerbread Reindeer

Dec 4, 2018 · 3,067 words (12 minutes) · 3 likes · 275 views

Fantasy

When Santa finds himself one reindeer short for the Christmas run, the frost-elf Boreas enchants a replacement. But there's more than elf-magic being worked, and when an ancient foe threatens them all, the gingerbread reindeer finds he's made of more than just flour and sugar.

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The Wishing Tree

Jul 27, 2018 · 2,344 words (9 minutes) · 168 views

Fantasy Humor

Once upon a time in the backwoods, an old raccoon plays a trick on two hounds to save his skin. But wishes have a way of coming true...

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The Mistress of Tidwell Manor

Jul 13, 2018 · 3,311 words (13 minutes) · 1 like · 163 views

Science Fiction

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The Frog Who Swallowed the Moon

Jun 15, 2018 · 3,018 words (11 minutes) · 1 like · 192 views

Fantasy

Frog loves nothing more than to sing, and his friends love nothing more than to listen. But when he accidentally swallows the moon, Frog must make a choice: Should he let the night skies remain unlit or give up his beautiful voice forever?

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The Longest Night of Summer

Jun 8, 2018 · 409 words (2 minutes) · 185 views

Fantasy

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Ashes of Roses

Jun 8, 2018 · 495 words (2 minutes) · 187 views

Fantasy

A dark riff on the tale of Beauty and the Beast.

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