Tag Archives: cats

Monsters of Windemere: Calicos

The above picture might not be the best example since the calicos of Windemere aren’t super strong, easily angered, hard to hurt aliens.  I’ve been using these cat-people since Legends of Windemere: Beginning of a Hero.  They could be considered monsters … Continue reading

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Goals Achieved? Now What?

First, I’m happy to announce that they caught the injured stray cat.  Took a week, but it finally walked into a trap and got taken to the vet.  Prior to this, the cocky beast would lounge on top of the … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday: Day of the Carrier Beasts

Here is another Chasing Bedlam teaser since people seem to be enjoying those.  I wanted to do one for Legends of Windemere: The Spirit Well, but I really couldn’t find anything that didn’t have spoilers.  Enjoy the carnage!

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So You Wanna Use a Pet in Fiction?

Long ago, I remember playing a D&D game where our group had several pets.  There was a bear who ended up being killed by a goblin firing squad.  Two wolves that were killed because the player kept demanding we heal … Continue reading

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So You’re Going to Give Your Character a Pet

So, you want to use a pet in your story.  Good idea.  There’s a long tradition of helpful animal companions of both natural and magical varieties.  It all comes down to what you want you’re looking for.  Here are some … Continue reading

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What Do You Look for in Literary Pets?

I watch a few Harry Potter movies this weekend while editing since I’ve seen them enough that they’re background noise.  Something caught my attention this time.  The familiars are there, but rarely come into play outside of a few events.  … Continue reading

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The Kitty People

I forgot that the last section of Beginning of a Hero introduced another facet of Windemere.  I had focused on the dragon, which is standard for fantasy worlds and people would be more surprised if I didn’t have them.  Then … Continue reading

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