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"Books are quiet. They do not dissolve into wavy lines or snowstorm effects. They do not pause to deliver commercials. They are three-dimensional, having length, breadth and depth. They are convenient to handle and completely portable."
-- Notice posted at the University of Wisconsin library
The above is quite true. Alas, I cannot send you true, genuine books through this my medium. (Nor, come to that, would I readily part with any of mine own -- they are my meat cache, to be dug up whenever I have need to feed my mind and spirit.) In their stead, I here present links to several good stories of my acquaintance:
"Good God", by Brian Eirik Coe. A funny little story on how they fill vacancies in Heaven . . .
"On the Couch" -- another one from Coe, and a curious one ... you can never be quite sure who's got it right . . .
"Questions and Answers" -- yep, Coe again, writing his most favored transformation style. I won't tell you anything more, except that it's a good read.
"Second Chances" -- another Coe, though his least favorite one. A rather special Christmas story, which I'm quite fond of . . .
"The Monster in the Closet", another one from Coe the 'coon, and a pleasant read, indeed.
"Care and Feeding" -- the last of the Coe stories for the moment. To quote his description, "Find out what raccoons really think of us . . ."
"One Night at the Furs Only Club" , by Charles Matthias, A.K.A. MattRat. A lot of us would-be transformees look "furward" to the change . . . but what will our children think?
Here's "Artist to the Wind", also by MattRat. What happens when art doesn't imitate life but . . . ?
A last rat-tale, "Syllogism", just goes to show that logic is nothing to play with . . .
"A Peri Tale Ending", by none other than yours truly. I was inspired by an old Middle-Eastern folktale, and . . . well, read for yourself.
"Soul Companion", another of my stories. The formatting is befouled, but it reads reasonably well . . . and haven't we all wondered how one finds a familiar? (I must remember to write a longer version someday.)
"Fair Trade" is one of my older ones . . . but I'm told it reads well. Just bear with it . . .
Speaking of my older ones, here's the first one I ever posted to the Transformation Stories Archive Mailing List: "Seamless". Just a little photo-alteration story . . .
"Perspective", by Bob Stein, A.K.A. Posti. This one has to be read to be believed, and I'm not lion . . .
"Balance", also from the pen of Posti. To quote, "You alter balance. Balance alters you."
"Reform Therapy", another one from Posti, and . . . I do believe you'll enjoy it.
"See the Unicorn", also by Posti, lives up to the title . . . and more.
A final one from Posti, and a classic: "Posti Transformed". Not only an excellent read, but an excellent explanation of his particular transformative fave.
Take a look at "Booby Prize", another Posti product, as well as my own sequel, "All For My Lady".
"The ATM", by Oren the Otter. One of his few stand-alone stories on the Transformation Stories Archive. A poignant story about tradeoffs, as you'll see . . .
"The Betting Pool", also by Oren, explores the choices necessary when reality tells you they're all full up on humans . . . and the lengths some entities will go to to win a bet . . .
"The Life of the Party", another bit of ottery goodness, begins the story of Loki and Dagon and . . . on second thought, just read it. It's funny.:)
The Plushie Saga is an actual story universe created by Oren. Somehow, I never seem to get around to writing in this universe . . .
Here's a work I never seem to get enough of: "Murder at the Shapeshifters' Ball". How do you solve a murder when the killer could be anyone . . . or anything? Kudos to Rodford Edmiston.
Here's one from Destrier: "Beta Test", one I think Posti must like . . .
Here's a curious story by Bryan Derksen: ". . . And This Little Piggy Stayed Home." Not everyone can be a werewolf, you know . . .
Also from Derksen is "Forest Life", a truly transformative tale. The fonts are a bit muddled, but it's readable.
(I'd like to have a nice round threesome of stories from Bryan, but I can't find one that's suitable. Instead, here's one that "guest stars" him and Lance "weremoose" Holloway: "Werevacation", by Bud Bennett, back when he was Anonymous.)
And finally for this page, "The Beast", by the dearly departed Captain Webster. Read . . . I cannot properly describe this tale.
Well, that's it for this page. Where to now?
to the main page?
Or on to the
page of stories?