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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.
Published Feb 22, 2019 · 4,188 words (16 minutes) · 1 like · 66 views
Buttersweet and her two friends are ready for initiation, to have a chance at becoming true unicorns instead of pastel ponies. But can she pass the test, and live with what she learns?
Published Feb 12, 2019 · 3,856 words (15 minutes) · 2 likes · 119 views
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...
Published Jan 18, 2019 · 9,638 words (36 minutes) · 166 views
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?
Published Dec 4, 2018 · 3,067 words (12 minutes) · 3 likes · 374 views
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.
Published Jun 15, 2018 · 3,018 words (11 minutes) · 1 like · 271 views
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?