Monsters by Adam Ickes

These monsters have been ‘donated’ by Adam IckesCheck out his creepy, eerie books on Amazon!  Perfect for Halloween!

Gimmywhipple

An ethereal creature that appears to be made out of mist, it takes the form of a long-tailed horse.  They live on the edges of forests and come out at dawn when they can use the morning fog to their advantage.  When the fog clears, the Gimmywhipple hides within the holes of trees or burrows of animals that they have eaten.  To hunt, this misty creature will approach other animals, especially humans, to get petted.  They are actually very sticky to the touch and will draw prey in through their skin to the acidic inside, which can digest an adult human within an hour.

Trikan

Living within the hair of the stationary giant of Hinx, Trikan are a large species of parasite.  It was believed they were related to lice, but they are probably closer to fleas considering they are powerful jumpers.  They have the powerful legs of a flea and their bodies are as flat as a piece of paper.  This puts them at risk of getting blown away when they jump, so they connect to the giant with tether.  At the end of each of their front four legs is a detachable spike that pierces the skin and turns into a hook.  Elastic veins keep the spike and leg connect as the Trikan jumps and extends its twenty foot long, spear-like tongue to pull itself back to stable ground. They are harmless to other creatures since they feed off dead skin cells, but they may become territorial during mating season.

Methoocragcor

Half reptilian rock creature and half killer bird, this deadlands predator can be the thing of nightmares.  It is incapable of flying even though it has wide, feathery wings of gray feathers that are constantly molting.  These sprout from a body of stone scales that connects to an alligator-like tail and an ostrich-like neck.  Both are surprisingly flexible and release a sulfuric gas when they are moved quick enough to cause cracks in their hard exterior.  The fleshy legs of the Methoocragcor are long and end in wide, three-toed feet that possess deadly talons.  A hooked claw is on the ankle and it contains a poison that induces violent vomiting in its victims.  Finally, this solitary creature’s head is like that of a rooster with the sharp beak of a crane.  Nobody is sure where this monster came from and most would love to send it back to whoever created it.

Jumbor

 This arthropod is a barnacle that is no bigger than a person’s fist, but it is incredibly heavy.  As a larva, it travels through the water until it finds a place to take root.  It will slowly grow on the underbelly of a ship or large sea creatures like a normal barnacle.  The Jumbor will even be among its tamer cousins and the only way to tell the difference is that it is a light green and flares at the top.  It will gradually get denser and heavier until it reaches adulthood and weighs in at 20 tons.  On a whale, this will weaken the beast until it is dragged to the depths where the Jumbor feeds off it until giving birth to a new generation and dying.  It is easier to notice on a ship and can cause damage such as the chunk of hull it is attached to breaking off the rest of the vessel. Jumbors that attach to ships meet one of two fates.  If they escape then they are stuck to the sunken vessel or piece where they starve to death.  If they are taken by the humans then they are killed and opened for their scraps of meat.  A sliver of Jumbor meat can fill a grown man for a week.

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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8 Responses to Monsters by Adam Ickes

  1. I just love your monster series!!!

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  2. I agree. We need to send methoocragcor back, otherwise we might be the ones going back. Scary.

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  3. Adam Ickes says:

    Violent vomiting…sounds like a blast! Where do I sign up for that party? I think I’d rather meet a methoocragor than a gimmywhipple. Violent vomiting sounds far better than being dissolved in acid!

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