Roundup of Animals


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 20180505_185319floofers, 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.


One Hundred Famous Views of Edo 1857 Hiroshige

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!

Other Animals

winter squirrelAfter 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!


12 thoughts on “Roundup of Animals

  1. Aak fictionspawn says:

    Crows are indeed awesome, and among so many incredible animals one of the species that fascinates me the most. Forresting365 told me about a documentary called The Secret Life of Crows (or something close to that), which you can find on YouTube. I saw it last night, and I really recommend you check it out. It’s amazing. The more I learn about crows, the cooler they become.
    Thanks a lot 🙂

  2. Ellie Scott says:

    Thanks for the mention! You hit the nail on the head, I am far too obsessed with animals and should probably start writing about humans a bit more often! Great roundup, I’m always excited to read animal-related tales.

    • H.R.R. Gorman says:

      Your stories are always a fun click! I was honestly surprised how many animal stories I found so easily on people’s blogs – once I got to paying attention, it was surprising. Thanks for being cool!

    • H.R.R. Gorman says:

      Aren’t we all, though? But yeah, Lydia’s fate made me laugh. When that guy with the tiger show in Vegas was eaten by tigers, I was like, “Dude, should have known.”

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