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Date: 1-8-2019
Word Limit: 800
Words Written: 28,390

Judges (crits):
*Staggy
sebmojo
Djeser



So we all know that goat's blood is hot enough to melt diamonds, right? And that a wild ass will predict the equinox? Good - just wanted to make sure we're all on the same page here. There are a lot of fantastical creatures out there and, as usual, our true understanding of them peaked around the 10th century. So let's write about them!

Here's how this is going to work:
  • You make a good life choice and sign up.
  • I assign you a creature from the Medieval Bestiary to write about.
  • You write a story involving the creature and its attributes in 800 words or less.
But for a bonus twist I'll tell you another astounding fact about your chosen animal that science has so far not discovered! Drop that in your story for an extra 200 words to play with.

What to Write: Good Words. I'm going to relax things a bit and say you don't have to feature the literal animal in your story but if you don't, then you need to make the thematic link to the animal crystal clear. Please make sure to include what makes your beast fantastical.

What Not to Write: Just to nip anything in the bud - don't just anthropomorphise your beast and call it a day. I'm not going to call a complete ban on it but please put in more effort than just making a fursona. In addition, the usual rules apply - No erotica, fanfiction, nonfiction, poetry, political satire, political screeds, GoogleDocs, quote tags, or dick pics.


33 Total Submissions, 8 Total Failures:
1
Dishonorable Mention
2
3
4
Dishonorable Mention
5
6
Honorable Mention
7
Honorable Mention
8
9
10
Honorable Mention
11
12
13
Loser
14
Winner
15
16
Honorable Mention
17
18
19
20
Dishonorable Mention
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
Dishonorable Mention
28
29
30
31
32
Disqualified
33