31 – Hallowed

Goldie Leraje lowered her rifle. “Hey Bon Bon. You doing good over there?” She didn’t look like she was. Blood caked that black fur all across her body, a mix of red and white that matted it down. Not quite staining it, since the pitch-black shade was steadily absorbing it, but still clinging and clumping.Continue reading “31 – Hallowed”

30 – Ivory

Bonnie Terato had been a young girl when the Enchantress came knocking on her door. If asked, she wouldn’t be able to place her exact age. Older than ten, perhaps, though younger than thirteen.  Old enough to have opinions about old women trying to get into her house. Her parents were out at the time.Continue reading “30 – Ivory”

29 – Ebony

Bonnie needed something simple. She’d been dealing with a number of beings both fair and foul, and she honestly just wanted something simple and vicious to deal with. No fae, no demons, no vengeance quests. Just a monster that needed dealing with. There were always monsters that needed dealing with. Blackwood, a hanging tree withContinue reading “29 – Ebony”

28 – Hellhound

Gilda Laurent had a bit of a reputation in her hometown. The young blonde tended to get in trouble, more often than not, out of a mix of tomboyish energy and a fascination with money that bordered on the avaricious. More than once, she had been caught tricking the other children her age, and someContinue reading “28 – Hellhound”

27 – Serpent’s Den

Ramon was not the only name he had. He’d been called a wolf, a dog, a mutt, a mongrel, even a coyote. He would balk at the idea of being called a hound though, for it implied domestication and ownership. He was his own master, though many would consider him feral for having such aContinue reading “27 – Serpent’s Den”

26 – Cat’s Cradle

Bonnie was glad to have her coat back. The dress wasn’t a bad change, but she felt better in hunter’s garb than in any gown. That kind of life wasn’t meant for her. The cat’s lounge wasn’t anything special. Chairs and couches were sat around round tables marked by green cloth. Guests here played gamesContinue reading “26 – Cat’s Cradle”

25 – Parasite

The human body is vulnerable. It lacks the natural defenses other creatures have; the thicker hides, the hard scales, the protective shells.  Mankind knew what it lacked, so it crafted unnatural defense to counter natural offense. Thus Civilization rose from Nature. Humans had no claws, so they crafted knives. Humans had no fur, so theyContinue reading “25 – Parasite”

23 – Vanities

Bonnie hadn’t expected Ramon to apologize. Most people who screwed her over didn’t tend to, but the red wolf actually seemed contrite.  Not that he hadn’t planned to have her fight the lion in his place. He most certainly had. It was just, to hear him tell it, that he had planned to actually tellContinue reading “23 – Vanities”

22 – Bearing

Bonnie had to admit, the food at the ball was good. It looked good, but how something looked and what it was were often entirely separate from one another when dealing with fae. To tell the truth, a large part of her had expected something more grotesque. A banquet of rot, perhaps, where there wasContinue reading “22 – Bearing”