Monster Maker Fun 2017: Creations Donated by L.Marie & Chris the Storyreading Ape

Let’s start the machine up, enter the words, and see what creatures pop out this year!

These three have been donated by L.Marie:

Thergul

These coastal creatures are a minor threat to anyone who tries to enjoy the beach in their territory.  They also are known to attack ships that are near the shore.  No bigger than an adult male’s fist and colored to blend into the sand, these birds are always hungry as long as the sun is out.  The reason is because a line of glossy feathers down their backs work to absorb solar energy.  Instead of using this energy at the time, they store it in their bodies and need to constantly eat to avoid using what they need to stay warm during the night.  Even in the summer and shadows, these songbirds shiver and run the risk of freezing to death.  While they will not eat a human, they will use their hot claws to fend people off from whatever they have their stomach set on.  Over time, the Therguls have even learned to raid garbage cans, coolers, and descend en masse on food vendors.  The only time they are truly dangerous is if they are eaten, which causes their bodies to explode into a fiery acid.

Pinninites

While the name conjures the image of a colony of small creatures, that is no longer the case.  Yet, that is what the discoverers thought when they came across patches of earth that were pierced by soft worms.  Digging led to them finding the end of these creatures, which was always a red bump that glowed.  It was believed that this light helped the blind creatures see underground.  In reality, it was a beacon to allow for the main body to locate the severed piece.  These worms were really hairs that the Pinninite uses to absorb oxygen while staying half a mile underground.  If the chubby animal felt that a hair was getting pulled, it would sever it to avoid getting pulled up.  Normally, these would be dropped where they were found and reattach when the creature felt safe to move.  Yet, the scientists took enough samples to make the Pinninite feel like it was about to suffocate.  Its massive claws and a drill-like tail helped it reach the surface and then it followed the beacons to reclaim its missing parts.  While normally very shy, these creatures will become aggressive when above ground and the one in question ended up ransacking the lab.  It was only caught on camera and now lives on the front lawn, which is a constant problem for the groundskeepers.

Kraybitte

There are two stories that describe the jungle-dwelling Kraybitte.  The first is that it is a man who lives alone and prowls the wilderness.  Not quite as comforting, the second theory is that this is a previously unknown humanoid.  As the years go by and the tall figure continues to appear, odds go more in favor of the latter.  Found so deep in the jungle that no people have ever attempted to live there, the Kraybitte is typically found at the edges of a river.  Its hands are either holding spears or been replaced by them because the grip on the weapons appears to be abnormally high.  A pair of blue eyes is what typically betrays this creature’s presence and it always looks the same, which is why people believe it is the same one every time.  This is only a theory though because all attempts to capture it have failed.  Even worse, those who try are typically plagued by a severe mental breakdown soon after.  They babble about the Kraybitte, which is what has given the creature its name.  Yet, every victim comes out of the ‘curse’ with no memory of what happened prior to it or anything beyond the name.

The following has been donated by The Story Reading Ape:

Grimshaps

Originally the name of a carnivorous Scottish sheep, there was a filing error that officially switched it to another creature.  This was caused by two workers getting amorous on the computers and both of them were promptly sacked after the incident.  Unfortunately, it was already too late because a politician ran with the name and ruined the reputation of the aforementioned sheep in the process.  Anyway, these animals are frogs that live in arctic pools and are no bigger than a thumb drive.  They are a light blue color to help them blend in and avoid getting eaten by nearly everything else in the arctic.  Grimshaps taste very sweet and give off an intoxicating aroma during breeding season, which attracts both mates and predators.  They also have a hallucinogenic effect, but nothing seems to be concerned with it.  In fact, many believe the existence of these frogs has created an ecosystem of dependency on them.  When removed or devoured to extinction in an area, the other creatures began to fall into slumbers that they didn’t always come out of.  (Small note: Those carnivorous Scottish sheep are now called Comatizones.)

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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22 Responses to Monster Maker Fun 2017: Creations Donated by L.Marie & Chris the Storyreading Ape

  1. So much fun, Charles.I guess I missed the call for a monster post.

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  2. Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    Some NEW Fantastic Monsters 👍😃

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  3. L. Marie says:

    Love these, Charles! Now I kinda want a few therguls to have around when winter approaches. I’ll try my best not to eat one. I might be tempted to eat a grimshap though.

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  4. Tina Frisco says:

    It’s a good thing humans don’t have the same abilities as Pinninites. Our extinction would be accelerated tenfold 🙂

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  5. Is that what those worms are? Here I was going fishing with them tomorrow… huh, what’s that noise out by the shed? Must be raccoons, hope they don’t get my bait…

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