Suri's Pride

Suri sat in the mouth of the tunnel, head tilted up to watch the sky. Her shoulders were hunched in thought and her tail was stiff at her side. She had only been accepted as a full member of the Powers a few moons ago. She was young and in her prime. She was a... Continue Reading →

The Departure

The Shifting World Part 3 Galaxy crouched near the center of the clearing, his limbs growing stiff as they waited. Nova rested on his one side and his understudy, Dapple, to his other. The sun was creeping upwards and they had been there since dawn. Still the fox hadn’t shown his face. Nova stood up... Continue Reading →

The Beginning

The Shifting World Part 2 Nova was dreaming. She scented open space and wind soaring high above. The sky was cloudless and starry. The claw-pricks of light scattered above her. She stared at them in wonder for they appeared to be closer then normal. She stretched her neck and raised her snout wishing that she... Continue Reading →

The Ruins

The Broken Oath Part 6 Listener padded into the hollow tree on silent paws. His big, bat-like ears twitched. He regarded the blood spattered trunk as if uncomprehending. The sound of scales scraping the ground echoed in the silence. He glanced over as Bringer paused at his side. "They're dead." He murmured. His voice was... Continue Reading →

The Lie

The Broken Oath Part 4 The wild cat crouched in the shadowed gully of a shallow trench. Her dark striped pelt twitched as a fly buzzed about her head. She ignored it, her pale green gaze focused on the hare. The dune colored rabbit picked through the grass at the top of the trench. She... Continue Reading →

The Accusation

The Broken Oath Part 3 The gray goshawk with a stark yellow beak and white belly clenched her talons into the fraying bark of the matopi tree. The green leaves plump and full from the plentiful wet season fluttered near her blue eyes and she shifted her position in annoyance. As the heartbeats ticked by,... Continue Reading →

The Alliance

The Broken Oath Part 2 The raptor glided on the wind, his flight feathers curved and spread to catch the updraft. From his vantage point he could see the rolling dunes of the Desert sprawling towards the setting sun. Far beneath him his sharp gaze made out the undulating stripes of a herd of zebra... Continue Reading →

Swift’s Fear

Swift stood on her hind legs and scanned the terrain with her sharp cobalt eyes. She scented the breeze as it whisked past her. No sight or scent of predators. Her gaze fell on the figure of her father, his head submerged in a hole. He dragged out a large millipede and proceeded to gorge... Continue Reading →

Bull’s Madness

Bull stood in the center of the group, all eyes on him as he scanned the crowd. His breaths were heavy, as if he had just finished a fight, and his broad shoulders squared. His face bore several small scars from a life of scraping. He had had to fight for every scrap of power... Continue Reading →

Chaser’s Ghost

Chaser padded beside his litter sister Hunter and cast a last glance back at the burrow. There was no moon that night, so they had to find their way by starlight.  “Don’t worry.” Hunter said, bumping his shoulder. “You’ll be fine. I’m sure that The Mimic isn’t even out tonight.” Chaser groaned. “Why’d you have... Continue Reading →

Shimmer’s Dream

Shimmer watched Hawk as he churned the sand with strong swipes of his paws. It was dawn at the Alphas burrow and Hawk and Shimmer were the first ones up. Shimmer was sunning herself with her dark-skinned stomach facing the sun while Hawk was tidying the burrow entrance.  Shimmer couldn’t help but admire him. He... Continue Reading →

Scarlet’s Promise

Scarlet panted as she allowed Hawk to slump down in the shade of an acacia tree. His breaths were ragged and his eyes were closed. When Scarlet bent down to rub her cheek against his head, he didn’t acknowledge her touch. His skin was hot and clammy beneath his fur as the fever raged through... Continue Reading →

Hawk’s Courage

The male meer was bigger and heavier than him, but Hawk had one advantage: speed. The male lunged for his foreleg and Hawk ducked. The male lashed out with both paws and Hawk weaved. Hawk lived up to his namesake as he dodged and bucked, jumped and darted from side to side. He was a... Continue Reading →

Weed’s Vow

Weed tried to suppress the shaking, but against his wishes his whole body trembled. His heartbeat thundered in his ears, making it difficult to hear what Grace was saying. Today would be the Alphas first battle. Their family was growing and they needed to expand their borders. Foraging in the Outlands wasn’t an option and... Continue Reading →

Crow’s Cunning

Crow paused beneath the boughs of a bristling shrub with Wildcat only a heartbeat behind. Lucky for the brothers it was the wet season, so despite the sparse vegetation of the desert landscape they were able to use the heavily leafed shrub to hide them. At least for the time being.  The air was split... Continue Reading →

Poppy’s Love

Poppy crouched at the base of a shrub and watched as her litter rolled in the sand. Their thin pelts were covered in the grainy substance. It had rained the night before and the excess dew coated the meer's pelts as a result. The sand stuck to their wet fur no matter how careful they... Continue Reading →

Noble’s Scar

Noble padded forward with his head raised, his eyes scanning the ground. He sniffed the air in hopes of catching even the faintest scent of prey, but he detected not a trace. He wrinkled his nose in frustration. This season was one of the harshest yet, at least that’s what his father reported. He glanced... Continue Reading →

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