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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How Mother Rabbit Lost Her Name

Published Mar 9, 2018 · 350 words (2 minutes) · 210 views

Horror Satire Strange anthropomorphic dark animals flash fiction

Can elegant clothes and human manners tame the wild within?

Dreamy shot of blackberries from a bowl.


The Spirit of Pinetop Inn

Published Mar 9, 2018 · 1,830 words (7 minutes) · 192 views

Fantasy Humor ghosts contemporary

Hoping to improve business at their struggling bed and breakfast, Emma and Tom interview potential ghosts for hire, but finding the right fit is more difficult than they anticipated...

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Promises to Keep

Published Mar 9, 2018 · 1,588 words (6 minutes) · 314 views

Fantasy Satire anthropomorphic animals

Being a bear in a mostly human world has always meant having to make sacrifices, but making them is easier than living with them.

The end of 2018


The First Winter

Published Mar 9, 2018 · 812 words (3 minutes) · 337 views

Fantasy anthropomorphic fable animals flash fiction

A mother bear tells her cubs a story of the first of their kind.

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Sun on evergreen branch



Published Mar 9, 2018 · 546 words (2 minutes) · 248 views

Science Fiction the future flash fiction

The future isn't what it used to be -- and certainly not what she was expecting.

Pebbles and plane wreck



Published Sep 25, 2017 · 2,817 words (11 minutes) · 308 views

Fantasy Horror dark contemporary

A grieving husband tries to find solace in tending his late wife's mare as she prepares to foal. But the mare—and the man—give birth to something monstrous.

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Dark horse eye



Published Sep 18, 2017 · 288 words (2 minutes) · 1 like · 309 views

Science Fiction artificial intelligence post-apocalyptic anthropomorphic animals birds flash fiction

The humans are long gone, but their creations still struggle to find purpose.

What does the bird signification?


The Bear With the Quantum Heart

Published Sep 18, 2017 · 3,910 words (15 minutes) · 320 views

Science Fiction Love Strange artificial intelligence

As a state-of-the-art educational toy, Bear's programming allows him to adapt to his child's changing needs. But when Kayla becomes a teenager, Bear finds that programming adapting in unexpected ways...