Animal Month is coming to a close on Let Me Tell You The Story Of, and I hope you’ve enjoyed the array of animal stories, articles, reviews, and more. Before we close out this month, though, I wanted to point out some of the best animal stories I’ve seen on other blogs this month. There were a few more I read that almost got mentioned here, but these are some of my favorites.
Dogs and Cats
This month, I noticed several posts about dogs. I’m a dog person myself, especially the floofers, and I think I can understand the deep emotional connection other writers feel to their dog. Dibenami got a new dog this month, and I hope he loves her to the end like Robert Okaji with Jackboy. I’m also unsure if Sarah from BySarahWhiley recently lost a pet, but her haunting tale about a Guard Dog really stirred my heartstrings.
Cats are all the rage on the interwebs, and I expected more cats to pop up this month. The one I remembered best was Impatience! by M. Raynes. I liked it because it had a feeling reminiscent of Mara from The Wildings.
I mentioned Ellie Scott in an earlier post, but I think she must just have a lot of inspiration from animals! She wrote a short story about both dogs and cats, and I liked it because of the comraderie between the animals. Check it out.
Sometimes, Soap Opera Fanfics n More has a real winner. I thought the poem Me&You was really cute, and I liked what I interpreted as a poem about colorblindness. I’m unfamiliar with bird vision or if they experience either blue-yellow or red-green (red-green is the one found in humans), but I still think it makes this piece interesting.
I’ve always loved crows, and I’m not sure why. Recent research has shown the astounding intelligence of crows, and I find it so very cool. Aak Fictionspawn must have also found crows cool, because Gathering of the Crows looked through the lens of an eventual crow uprising.
I also participated in the Carrot Ranch prompts this month. I really liked the Charisma of Cranes prompt, and I encourage you to check out this trove of 99-word flash fictions!
After I looked back over the month, I was surprised to find there weren’t many other animals on my radar! One of the few people brave and creative enough to venture into a wilder set of creatures was Tom Darby, whose works I really enjoy reading. His After the Cow Jumped Over the Moon made me laugh, and I read it aloud to the spouse, who also gave a chuckle. Though you may not like the moral, Animal Lover – about lions and their interactions with a woman named Lydia – also made me snicker.
Robert Okaji also had one about deer, but it must have been titled something odd and I can’t find it anymore. 😦
Thanks for taking this safari through the animal world with me! I’ll have a fresh, new theme for June, and I hope to see you there!