Daughter of Monster Maker Fun: Donated by The Story Reading Ape and L. Marie #October #Monsters

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Got some fun ones today!  First, we have 3 creatures based on the words brought to me by Chris the Story Reading Ape.

Woosterbird

As you can tell from the name, this is a special type of bird.  It has very small feathers around most of its body.  The exceptions are three foot plumes on top of its head and barbed scales on its feet.  Woosterbirds are no bigger than an average chicken, which is what many mistake them for.  Instead of pecking and scratching for food, they rapidly dig their feet into the soil to catch insects on the barbs.  This habit is why farmers keep a flock of Woosterbirds.  While their meat is sour and their eggs are toxic, they act as natural tillers for the fields.  Males, distinguished by more colorful plumage, take on a role as sentry animal as well.  They will stand on the highest points of an area and watch for danger.  Woosterbirds do not attack, but they will direct stronger animals like dogs to the threat.

Achookin

A gnome found in dusty mushroom patches, this tiny creature gets its name from the magic in its sneezes.  No bigger than a human thumb and dressed in a leaf, they do their best to stay out of sight.  Achookins are said to be symbols of good luck, but also of terrible weather.  It is said that if you can survive their storm and still hold them, you will get a single wish.  Nobody is sure if this is true because the sneeze of an Achookin acts as a Category 5 Hurricane.  This includes large blobs of snot that are mixed in with the powerful winds.  The strangest part of this habit is that they do not appear to have a discernable nose on their face.  All they have are two dots for eyes and a curved line for a mouth.

Farsenwhoop

This is a monkey, which was recently discovered in the Kupdul Desert.  It does not travel beyond the cactus patches unless driven out by predators or lack of resources. All of their nutrients and water are gained from cactus fruit, which they work to maintain.  They use their own dung as fertilizer and will plant seeds taken from their home to plant around the edges.  Families of Farsenwhoops guard their territory viciously from all other animals with the exception of some birds and insects.  They make homes in the largest of the cacti, which they hollow out from underground.  The entrance is typically far away with several dummy tunnels to stop intruders.  Physically, they have very short, white hair and long tails that end in a puff.  They have been seen erasing their tracks as they travel, which is why they remained undiscovered for so long.

Next, we have another 3 creatures from L.Marie.

Glomear

Nobody is really sure what this creature is or if it’s really alive.  Appearing on clear nights in open fields, it resembles a glowing patch passing through the area.  The patch resembles green claw marks, which are connected by thin strands that can only be seen up close.  For years, people believed it was a trick of the moon or stars, but they have begun to notice that the Glomear interacts with its surroundings.  Physical contact shows that there is something there to resist before the solid object passes through.  Rashes and blood clots have occurred in those who have had extended contact.  This still does not show this is a living creature.  Witnesses have noted the Glomear will occasionally lower itself to the ground and linger over plants, which are drained of chlorophyll.  It appears as a patch of heat, which has movements as if there is a heartbeat.  There is no information on where the Glomear goes during the day.

Fablecke

A popular fish in the salty rivers of Dacrock, which are surrounded by natural fields of sunflowers.  Fablecke eat the flower seeds that fall into the river, which happens often due to the winds.  They also have sticky projections that many mistake for their tongues.  In reality, these body parts are extensions of the stomach and can be fired out to take seeds directly off the flowers.  Being a flatfish, they have to become vertical to get food this way, which is done by floating in an S-shape.  They have long pectoral fins to help them stay balanced as they take aim.  Fablecke taste like salted fish from the start, but the real delicacy is in their stomach.  Partially digested sunflower seeds are taken and mixed with herbs to create a thick sauce.

Muscottle

This snail is find in the high branches of forests where they are easy pickings for a variety of predators.  The only thing that saves them is that they can give off a horrible stench once their shell is broken.  It is an attack that can only be done once before the shell has to heal and the noxious fumes built up again.  Muscottles achieve this defense by eating only the rotting parts of their home.  This includes dead leaves, rotting fruit, and brittle pieces of branches.  While nutritious for predators, they do cause gastrointestinal issues for 24 hours if ingested.  This is not enough to kill, but it can stop an animal from trying to eat another one.  Muscottles transform if they fall to the forest floor.  They abandon their shell and take on the appearance of a slug while they try to return to the canopy.  Once back home, they find a place to hibernate for seven months while a new shell is grown from their back.  Locals take the empty pieces and turn them into a powder, which smells bad enough to keep animals out of their gardens.

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 Daughter of Monster Maker Fun: Donated by The Story Reading Ape and L. Marie #October #Monsters

  1. Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    Great descriptions of six unique monsters 😱

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  2. L. Marie says:

    Oh man! Love all of these! Thank you for including me!
    I could go for some fablecke! The glomear sound lovely.

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  3. Victoria Zigler says:

    Love them all, but especially the Achookin. The Glomear is very inventive.

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  4. Great animal creations, Charles. Very creative.

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  5. Great creations this time. The Gloamear could be it’s own creature story.

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