Monsters by C. Miller

Last day of monsters has those ‘donated’ by C. Miller.  Check out her blog and her two books: REAVE and ELUDE!

Garfink

This is a plant creature that has the ability to take the form of whatever flora it touches while in its seed phase.  When a seed, the Garfink has two leafy extension that carry it on the wind and can even flap if it plummets.  Once it lands on or touches a plant, it will combine some of the new pollen with its own to grow into a replica.  For example, a Garfink that touches an oak will become one with a few minor differences.  One is that they grow to full size within a fraction of the time of the original.  They also have hidden barbs that can only be seen if put under a microscope.  Whenever an animal is injured by a Garfink, it is injected with a toxin that puts it into a coma.  This rarely result in death as it is done to create a new seed.  Once awake, the animal will have a headache until they walk outside and are forced to sneeze out the seed.

Snadderbuckin

A strange riding and hunting beast utilized by the people of Gylgruk.  These short-haired creatures have four short legs on a rotund body, which makes you think they aren’t very fast.  Well you would be right, but they don’t really need to be fast since they have incredible endurance.  A Snadderbuckin is 50% mouth and lungs, so it can inhale prey that is bigger than its body.  The long, flat heads resemble a Venus Flytrap with a ‘cage’ of spike-like teeth that it can use to contain whatever it swallows.  Within the mouth is saliva that acts like a tranquilizer and prevents captured prey from fighting back.  The only drawback to the Snadderbuckin being used for hunting is that it is difficult to get the food out of its jaws.  Most times the hunters have to pry the mouth open and remove the prey, risking being trapped themselves.

(Bonus video since I nearly forgot it and made the upcoming post before this one.)

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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11 Responses to Monsters by C. Miller

  1. That Snadderbuckin sounds charming! Those fly trap plants have always given me the creeps after watching videos of bigger varieties of them eating massive birds and small mammals in the Amazon.

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  2. Makes you wonder how many students thought they had a bad hangover, but had really been ensnared by a Garfink…

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  3. Don’t know why, but I have a visual of a snadderbuckin rodeo.

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  4. some good posts on curious creatures lately, Charles, thanks to all who donated their monsters

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