Return of the Shadow of Monster Maker Fun: Creatures Donated by L. Marie #October #Monsters

Frankenstein’s Lab

Here we are in 2020 and it’s time for Monster Maker Fun.  I’ll admit that I didn’t get many volunteers this year, but it’s been crazy.  This isn’t the easiest thing to figure out too since it can put you on the spot.  All we have are 3 strange, made up words donated to me by a volunteer and I turn them into monsters.  To start this mad scientist event off, we have 3 critters from L. Marie.  Thank you for always giving me such fun challenges.

Bibitless

These light blue birds are found off the coasts of arctic regions where they can blend into the snow and sky.  They are the size of child’s fist and would only make for one bite of food, but that is enough for the predators of the region. The Bibitless need to constantly eat since the only land once a month to lay eggs on the underside of glaciers. This requires a lot of energy, which they get from diving into the ocean. Being too small to catch fish, they snag protozoan and occasionally snatch tiny pieces of meat off larger animals. It is never enough to be noticed. Since the Bibitless needs to maintain such a level of energy, eating it gives a predator a charge of nutrients. Yet, don’t think you can catch one and save it because the meat rots within minutes of being exposed to the air. As for the eggs, they hatch within a week and the baby is already able to fly.

Haboggatling

A lumbering ogre found in the Rehkruth forest, this creature always travels in mating pairs. These partnerships are formed for life and designated by a swamp that shows images of who will be together. Parents bring their child to the holy swamp at the age of four and every year afterwards until a pairing has been made. Once two Haboggatlings have been shown as partners, they must go off on their own. This holds true even if they are children. While we may think this is dangerous, these ogres are nearly ten feet tall and strong enough to throw full-grown trees one-handed by the time they are three.  Their flat noses are not very strong, but their large ears and prismatic eyes make up for the weaker sense. Traditionally, Haboggatlings are seen wearing the pelts made from the first creature they killed as a team. Any humans who have come across the beasts have been scared away by their mournful wails, but there have been no reports of deadly encounters.  This makes many wonder if there is something in their past that makes them scared of humans.

Ogolithe

This creature has two large feet with no toes and rubbery soles that allow it to hop around its mountainous habitat. While its legs are muscular, its body is scrawny and it has no arms. Atop its neck, the Ogolithe has a bowling-ball sized eye with a protective lid that comes out of a circular cap on the top.  The color of its skin and the lid are mottled to help it blend into its rocky surroundings.  If a predator appears and it cannot leap away, it covers its eye and remains still until it thinks the danger has passed.  Not having a nose or ears, it can only guess at what is going on when it has effectively blinded itself.  Some believe that it can sense some vibrations through the ground thanks to their sensitive feet, but it’s clearly not enough.  Many scientists have witnessed Ogolithes revealing their eye when a predator has been standing still for extended periods of time.  Nobody is sure how these creatures get nourishment, but the most popular theory is that it absorbs whatever particles get into its eye’s membrane.  Due to them being endangered and prone to optical aneurysms when stressed by captivity, none have been caught for serious examination.

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 Return of the Shadow of Monster Maker Fun: Creatures Donated by L. Marie #October #Monsters

  1. These are great, Charles. Thanks to you and L. Marie.

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  2. Most creative, Charles. I always enjoy these posts.

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  3. L. Marie says:

    I am always amazed at how you take the made-up words we give you and come up with plausible creatures that perfectly match the words! I thought I would have a favorite among them. But they’re all favorites! Such creative descriptions. The Ogolithe’s leaping, the Bibitless bird (poor thing doesn’t land for long), and the Haboggatlings (would love to see them)–all are vividly described.

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  4. These are great. Nice start to this year’s monster selection.

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