- Mark A. Morris
- Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir
- Bill Engleson | @billmelaterplea
- Jo Hawk
- Sheilagh Lee | @SweetSheil
- Kel J. Heinen | @Aightball
- David A. Ludwig | @DavidALudwig
- Mark Ethridge | @mysoulstears
Silver says: This tale touched my heart. Walking away is the hardest thing to do. Poignant, real, and very well written.
Bill Engleson | @billmelaterplea
Silver says: "Hrm...Maybe I will." I hope Gil takes the time to write of his adventures. I'd read them.
Mark A. Morris
Silver says: This wildly entertaining tale of sibling rivalry had me laughing and nodding. I could picture the demon cubs and their expressions and Mom? She was portrayed perfectly. An enjoyable way to take a supernatural break in an otherwise mundane day.
“But, Mom…” Abraxas whined, his hooves scrabbling in mid-air. “It was Belphagor who started it. He pushed me in and tried to drown me.”
She raised the other cub up to her eye-level, searing him with her glare.
“Well, what do YOU have to say for yourself?”
His brother squirmed, his bowels letting loose. She shook him by his neck, holding him at arm’s length until he quietened. He was the younger of the pair, having only recently reached his second millennium a century ago.
“Well,” she repeated. “What happened?”
The younger cub snivelled, his slotted eyes seeking out his brother’s, seeking his collaboration in this even though he’d barely survived his attempt to kill him moments ago. They both hated each other, that was a given, but they still had to defend one another if someone else threatened them. Especially if it was their mother.
“It was an accident,” he said, hanging limply now. He’d recovered his composure and gave the impression he was entirely at ease. He could have been sitting in an armchair, drinking cocktails, for all the distress he showed. “Why? Does it matter? Have you never heard of Darwinian selection? It would be for the better, surely.”
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