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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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The Longest Night of Summer

Published Jun 8, 2018 · 409 words (2 minutes) · 249 views

Fantasy atmospheric bradburyesque flash fiction

A summer night, an empty carnival, and a quiet promise...

Walked around PIazza Navona which wasn’t as crowded as expected, saw this carousel that took me back to the days before myself.

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Ashes of Roses

Published Jun 8, 2018 · 495 words (2 minutes) · 244 views

Fantasy fairy tale dark beauty and the beast Love flash fiction

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

Featured May 9, 2018

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Foam on the Sea

Published May 11, 2018 · 1,200 words (5 minutes) · 3 likes · 526 views

Fantasy fairy tale contemporary the little mermaid

A bit of contemporary flash fiction inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid."

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Swear Not By the Moon

Published Apr 23, 2018 · 1,918 words (7 minutes) · 1 like · 253 views

Fantasy Family werewolves aging contemporary

His father taught him what it was to carry the wolf's shape alongside the man's, but that was many years ago, and time is not kind to the faol.

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A Winter's Work

Published Mar 26, 2018 · 1,826 words (7 minutes) · 253 views

Fantasy Historical anthropomorphic animals

A 19th-century fur trapper shares his campfire with an unusual visitor and finds his view of the wilderness changed forever.

On a roadtrip to somewhere, we found this beautiful spot the the national parks in British Columbia.

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The Emerald Mage

Published Mar 26, 2018 · 5,892 words (22 minutes) · 260 views

Fantasy Humor Wizards anthropomorphic aging animals

For many years, the snowcat Jiro has been the companion of Korrinth, the emerald mage, but now the mage has begun to forget even simple spells. As they journey to the mages' council, Jiro must struggle to keep his friend safe... and his own secrets hidden.

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Drawn From Memory

Published Mar 16, 2018 · 5,491 words (20 minutes) · 196 views

Fantasy Love Strange Humor contemporary

Lauren's been a fan of Terrence Tiger since she was a little girl, and the chance to interview the cartoon star is any fan's dream. But there's more to Terrence than sight gags and pratfalls, and soon there's more to their relationship than either of them expected.

Admiring the lake from a pier

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The Claw in Her Heart

Published Mar 16, 2018 · 3,151 words (12 minutes) · 1 like · 188 views

Fantasy portal fantasy dark Family siblings animals contemporary

A brother and sister discover a fantasy world full of magic and delight—but every world has its secrets. Are those talking animals really as friendly as they look?

A little girl walking along a path.

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Hellhound

Published Mar 13, 2018 · 4,104 words (15 minutes) · 175 views

Fantasy anthropomorphic dogs halloween holidays animals contemporary

Chance is a shelter dog with an ominous history he can't quite recall, adopted by a woman who's struggling to escape her own past. When Chance finally remembers who and what he is, he has to face the question of whether he can truly choose to be something different, or if he's destined to be trapped in his old life—and old self—forever.

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Best of Breed

Published Mar 13, 2018 · 9,486 words (35 minutes) · 191 views

Science Fiction anthropomorphic cats animals

Mina's feline charms win ribbons at the shows, but the titles she's awarded mean nothing to her beyond pleasing her human handler. When he's happy, so is she—until betrayal breaks her world open and leaves her questioning who she really is.

Crown On A Table