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 Garden

Published Apr 18, 2019 · 390 words (2 minutes) · 1 like · 39 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction flash fiction

A small seed of a story about hope and persistence.



Published Feb 22, 2019 · 4,188 words (16 minutes) · 1 like · 66 views

Fantasy unicorns anthropomorphic

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?

New Forest Pony in the fog


Moon, June, Raccoon

Published Feb 12, 2019 · 3,856 words (15 minutes) · 2 likes · 119 views

Fantasy Humor Love anthropomorphic animals contemporary

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...



In the Greenwood

Published Feb 4, 2019 · 1,255 words (5 minutes) · 103 views

Fantasy anthropomorphic fable animals

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



The Tiger's Son

Published Jan 18, 2019 · 9,638 words (36 minutes) · 166 views

Classic Fantasy Literary Fiction pastiche kipling animals

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?

I waited for about 20 minutes for this tiger to pace towards me and then crouched to line up this plant with his line of sight. The photo makes you feel like you’re being hunted.



Published Dec 11, 2018 · 402 words (2 minutes) · 174 views

Fantasy christmas holidays animals flash fiction

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

Featured December 25, 2018


The Gingerbread Reindeer

Published Dec 4, 2018 · 3,067 words (12 minutes) · 3 likes · 374 views

Fantasy anthropomorphic christmas holidays animals

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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Hygge Christmas morning


The Wishing Tree

Published Jul 27, 2018 · 2,344 words (9 minutes) · 257 views

Fantasy Humor anthropomorphic animals

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...

Big nap on a confortable tree in Arcachon zoo, France.


The Mistress of Tidwell Manor

Published Jul 13, 2018 · 3,311 words (13 minutes) · 1 like · 239 views

Science Fiction post-apocalyptic anthropomorphic dogs animals

Amid a plague-ravaged world, time stands still at Tidwell Manor for Miss Emma and her canid caretaker, Mattie.


The Frog Who Swallowed the Moon

Published Jun 15, 2018 · 3,018 words (11 minutes) · 1 like · 271 views

Fantasy anthropomorphic fable animals

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?

It was a Saturday morning and me and three friends were trying to climb a small river close to were we leave (the Zenta torrent). Step after step we were proceeding with our adventure when suddenly after placing a foot close to a rock we saw something moving. This little frog jumped on a big stone in the middle of the torrent and how couldn’t I take a picture of it?