Recommended Reading

Discussion in 'Writing & Prose' started by Poetigress, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. duroc

    duroc Member

    "Arrive the Shuffling Mob" by TShaw
    A disturbing tale about furry zombies, and the last line will stick with you for a long time.

    "A Bull in my Apartment" by Metassus
    A five part series detailing the struggles of a bear named Marty after he loses his job.

    "Grind Match" by Slyford
    A short story about high school wrestling, and how someone's personal life can spill over onto the mat.

    "Aphasia" by Takewalker
    A work in progress which gives us a unique and very fascinating writer, who's also unemployed, a chain smoker, and an alcoholic.
  2. Whistling Otter

    Whistling Otter Tune Holder

    I have to agree here. Draft or no, it's an impressive piece o' writing. :)
  3. duroc

    duroc Member

  4. duroc

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  5. duroc

    duroc Member

    "An Open Letter" by pyromancy

    A powerful, yet simple story about a young girl who begins to question God after finding a dead honey bee.

    "And Justice For All" by Metassus

    A dark tale told through the eyes of a compassionate prison guard as he spends time with a morph who has been convicted and sentenced to death for a heinous crime.
  6. duroc

    duroc Member

    "On The Wind" by shockwave77598

    A great tale about a scientific minded squirrel named Sag, who questions whether the tree his society lives on is the only tree in existence. But when the governing body of the squirrels threatens Sag with exile for his crazy ideas, he decides to risk his life just to prove them wrong.
  7. panzergulo

    panzergulo canTANKERous individual

    "Crucible of Deliverance" by Shotgunjim (first chapter, six chapters online)

    A story about a man in a sort of a post-apocalyptic world filled with furries. Yeah, sounds sort of cliche, but the story is written very well. The main character has great suspicions about these alien creatures, but as the story advances, he finds out everything might actually not be as he has believed. A very entertaining and interesting story, if you just can read over the slow beginning. Beginnings aren't Jimbo's strength.

    "Destiny and Desire" by Aetherebus (first chapter, fifteen chapters online)

    A story of fantasy, mystery and a wolf named West. Lots of action, battle, interesting characters, there's a lot going on in the story. West is a sort of an outcast, jack-of-all-trades, man who knows a little about everything but has no one single strength. In this story he is after strong supernatural artifacts called "Movements" and while searching for these things, he has to side with a group of other people and overcome a set of his own personal problems. The part I have read up till now, has been very entertaining and interesting.

    Aetherebus is a very young writer and is yearning for feedback, and in my opinion, he needs more opinions. So far there haven't been but a couple of readers able to give good critique for him. So, reading this story is like killing two birds with one stone: You get entertainment and Aetherebus gets the chance to receive good feedback.
  8. Wookiee

    Wookiee New Member

  9. Atrak

    Atrak Psychological Egoist.

    It's not a rule, but we try not to recommend our own work :p .
  10. M. LeRenard

    M. LeRenard Is not French

    Actually, it's rule number one. :)
  11. Atrak

    Atrak Psychological Egoist.

    Oh, well, in that case, I'd better edit my response.

    Don't recommend your own work, it's a rule! ^^

    I don't try to hide my mistakes with the edit button :p .
  12. Karou WindStalker

    Karou WindStalker Employable and Reliable

  13. duroc

    duroc Member

    I said I would move this to recommended reading later, and since that thread is now gone from the main page, I figured this was as good a time as any. The original thread was asking about recommendations for not only human/anthro stories, but length ones as well.

    "Moon, June, Raccoon" by Poetigress

    "Transformation" by Poetigress
    There is also a audio story version of this story.

    "A Vicious Cycle" by Xipoid
    No humans, but Xipoid writes some very good stories.

    "Introduction" by Wirewolf
    The first in his Tux series. It's not finished, but still very good.
  14. panzergulo

    panzergulo canTANKERous individual

    "Blood on the Dance Floor" by Duroc (first part, six parts online)

    It has action, it has tension, it has emotion, it has passion... I think nothing I say could be enough to describe this ongoing story. I have read a lot from Duroc, and this story has been one of the most entertaining from him... at least, up till sixth part. Although, as I have read from him before, I believe he can maintain the rather high level of writing in the future as well. I don't want to tell too much about the storyline, as it's so easy to give spoilers, but let's just say it involves two professionals meeting after not seeing in a long time and continuing to action of many kinds because of several third parties and the two person's shared past.

    The story has some mature themes and language, but in my opinion Duroc could drop the "mature" flag and leave the story be. Nothing lures those sneaky people putting their nose into everything better than a flag yelling "mature"... Duroc's style is so tasteful I can't really see the very few cuss words, some gunfights 'n blood and one extremely tasteful "implied sex" scene offending anyone... But yeah, I guess that's just me.

    Go and read it. I recommend it.
  15. duroc

    duroc Member

    Here is a special holiday recommended reading post.

    "The Invitation" by Vixyyfox
    A story about an office worker who receives an invitation to "go fur", and it changes the way he will experience Christmas. Literally.

    "Special Delivery" by Poetigress
    A charming little tale about how the Easter Bunny accidentally receives a letter intended for Santa on Christmas Eve, and how the little rabbit takes it upon himself to get the letter back to Santa on time.

    And the Anthro Dreams Podcast version of "Special Delivery" can be seen here:
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  16. duroc

    duroc Member

    "Winds of Darkness - Chapter 1" by Wirewolf

    An 11-part space opera about a human, his genemorph partner, and their sentient tundra cat companion who have to deal with political terrorism set in a suspenseful sci-fi world.
  17. duroc

    duroc Member

    "OurSpaces will be OurLives will be OurGraves" by Slyford

    A cyberpunk story, about a man who is a school teacher by day and a furry writer by night when he "jacks" into the net. But when he tries to find a way to inspire one of his students, who is also a fan of his online writer persona(a rabbit named Thumper), he's questions whether or not he should reveal that he and Thumper are the same person.

    "First Joining" by Poetigress

    A beautiful adult story about a young rabbit named Tanner, who has started to have the dreams that signify it's time for his First Joining. It's a time of self discovery and passion, in a world where a young person's first sexual experience is looked at as a normal part of growing up, and it's honored in the form of an organized mating ritual.
  18. TShaw

    TShaw New Member

  19. M. LeRenard

    M. LeRenard Is not French

    Mr. Sandman, by Xipoid
    Here's the first:
    He has three chapters posted as I write this. I guess I don't really know how to describe it, and so far I'm not even entirely sure what it's about. Stars a... fox, I think, who seems to be part of some kind of... organization, where he's tasked with... assassination? Fact is, though, the main character is kooky and isn't ever sure of what's going on himself 90% of the time, so the reader is left to follow along as best he can. It's kind of built up of subtle hints to something greater.
    Anyway, it's a solid piece of writing. Definitely worth delving into.
  20. duroc

    duroc Member

    "In the Greenwood" by Poetigress

    A magical and sensual story about a doe whose desire for a mate will play a role in how the seasons change in the forest.

    "Untitled NaNo Entry" by MLR

    I never expected a NaNoWriMo entry to be this enjoyable. It's about a young lizard named Cricket who desires to leave his home and venture out into the world. But when he meets up with a mute insect named Scorch, they set out on a journey that will not only greatly effect them, but the entire world.

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