anhedral
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Joined 05-19-13, id: 918824, Profile Updated: 11-07-20
Author has written 20 stories for General, Fantasy, and Fantasy.

Hi there, I'm Anhedral. I was born in Canada, but raised in deepest, darkest Surrey. I've lived and worked in Scotland since 1990.

This page is for my original stories, inspired by the natural world in all its aspects, by flight, and by music. I like to explore non-human perspectives, often featuring anthropomorphic animal characters. My short stories have appeared in ROAR volume 10 (Bad Dog Books) and Werewolves Versus voume 7 (Werewolvesversus dot com). Constructive criticism is always welcome!

I also write fanfiction for How to Train Your Dragon. Those stories are over here. I'm also on Deviantart under the same username.

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Kalina Rising
I'd been wanting to write a story about thylacines for quite a while - and here it is at last! It can be read as a stand-alone short story, which is what I originally intended to write; however, the ending is really too abrupt for that, and I had feedback that it actually reads more like the beginning of a novel. I'd best get on with that, then...
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,584 - Published: 11/7 - Complete
The Fourth Lunation
A sequel to my earlier poem 'Today'. This one is set in Dollar Glen, near Stirling, in rural Scotland.
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 781 - Published: 11/7 - Complete
Today
A midsummer visit to the old fort of Moredun, which lies just outside of Perth in Scotland. There was definitely magic in the air that day! If you like my so-called poem, check out 'The Fourth Lunation', which is a sequel.
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 763 - Published: 11/7 - Complete
Species
An alternative version of how 'The Origin of Species' came to be written, with Darwin, Lamark and the crew of the Beagle recast in furry guise!
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,119 - Published: 11/6 - Complete
Run
In a dystopian future world, a gene-edited monster rabbit runs for his very life.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,374 - Published: 11/6 - Complete
Tremble, chapters 6-8
Lily is in for a rocky ride - and not just from track leading to Gareth's cottage. Confronted with the truth about Aspen, how will she cope?
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,509 - Published: 11/6 - Complete
Syrinx
This is my (vey loose) retelling of the Greek myth of Syrinx and Pan. The original version carries a strong undercurrent of mysogyny, so I felt compelled to twist it.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,769 - Published: 11/6 - Complete
Don't Blink
A bunny muses on r and K selection. Her logic is a little flawed, but no one has the heart to tell her. Microfiction.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 202 - Published: 11/6 - Complete
Schism
A global pandemic is turning five percent of teenagers into werewolves, feared and shunned by humanity. A newly qualified doctor in Toronto decides she wants to help them out, but her mother sees things a little differently. ('Schism' was first published in ROAR volume 10 in 2019.)
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,408 - Published: 11/6 - Complete
Jaeger
A reluctant werewolf is thrown into the carnage of aerial combat in World War One. ('Jaeger' was first published in Werewolves Versus volume 7 in 2019.)
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,282 - Published: 11/5 - Complete
Tremble, chapters 1-5
'My name is Gareth Marsh, and I love to live alone.' After a terrible loss, Gareth longs for a solitary life. However, a chance encounter in the Canadian wilderness is going to change all that. (Chapters 1-5 can be read as a standalone novella, but they also form Part 1 of an ongoing story. Chapters 6-8 of Part 2 are up so far.)
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 16,411 - Published: 11/4
Abstinence
A young man faces an impossible decision: to escape to the life he loves, or to stay with the woman he loves. Perhaps he can have both of them after all.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,801 - Published: 11/4 - Complete
Howl
I wrote this short story just before the final flight of the last airworthy Avro Vulcan. The plane's air intakes make a distinctive 'howl' at full throttle, inspiring the fantasy element here.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,311 - Published: 11/3 - Complete
Gone
Celebrating the last flying deHavilland Sea Vixen, with support from Japanese folklore.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,371 - Published: 11/3 - Complete
Labour
Just how far would *you* go for the one you love?
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,123 - Published: 3/21/2015 - Complete
Hrafn
My take on one of the most intelligent and enigmatic of all birds. Microfiction.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 325 - Published: 10/7/2014 - Complete
Fault
Wimbledon finalist. Stressful? That's not even the start of it.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,977 - Published: 10/7/2014 - Complete
Average
A young man must choose between his species and his art. His father's words might make all of the difference.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,753 - Published: 8/26/2013 - Complete
Do Not Disturb reviews
Music and war and a strange, sad tale of a young woman and her father.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,340 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/26/2013 - Complete
Golden Eagle
A young male eagle grieves his mate. Microfiction.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 513 - Published: 8/26/2013 - Complete