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Cut and Run, Chapter 1

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Well anyways, when I finally regained consciousness, I found myself aboard a train headed for parts east, and I was trussed up like a Krampus Day Turkey. I soon found out that I was suspended horizontally about a couple of feet from the ceiling of the luggage car, with my head banging against the wall in tune with the swaying of the train.
Turning my head I was able to view below me a Green Oni who appeared to be my guard. She was sitting in a chair underneath me, occasionally glancing up, but with most of her attention fixed upon that Eastern Asian crossword puzzle, what do they call it again? Soo-boo-koo? Did I say Eastern Asian? I meant to say Mist Continent! My bad.
After a couple of hours of my hanging there, I asked her if she could let me go so I could take care of some business. I asked her politely several times to let me go. I even said the magic word: Asshole.

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Bird’s Eye View: Chapter 1- Terms and Conditions Apply

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“If it’s not too much trouble, we’ll take you up on your offer. But first, you should meet your new homestay.”

I look around- surely it isn’t the redhead with patchwork skin on her face in the black and yellow jacket. She looks like she’s all business, and right now her business was babysitting this mysterious new guest and Smith. There was the other one off on the property somewhere that I caught a glimpse of on the way in.

As I turned to look around for her, I was aware of a darkness sweeping over me. It wasn’t a cloud- it was something else. Looking up, I briefly catch a silhouette of something with a distinctly feminine outline swooping down on me from above, a pair of outstretched feathery wings backlit by the glare of the sun.

An Angel?

Time stands still and that thought is quickly dispelled as something big whizzes by my head. Instinctively I raise my arm to shield my face, but the looming figure is gone just as quickly as she’s shown up.

And so is my Stetson.

I wheel around, not finding it on the ground right away. Still unsure of what’s going on, I see my hat being clutched in a pair of talons as a giant bird noiselessly flaps its wings over by Smith and the redhead. Only I can now see that its not a bird as the talons clutching my headgear hover a few inches off of the ground.

It’s a woman. A beautiful woman with feathery arms and a surprisingly voluptuous human figure whose legs tapered off to giant talons beneath the knees. The arms almost immediately taper off into almost surfboard-sized wings starting at the shoulder.

How can she fly with such a buxom figure? I thought harpies were supposed to be petite and slender for better flight efficiency. Her hair is platinum- almost white and she’s wearing a pair of denim cutoffs and a light colored tank top with spaghetti straps seemingly struggling to contain a rather impressive bust. With a quick kick of her talons, my hat was now being held loosely in one of her wings- a small clawed hand barely visible among her plumage as she hovers next to Smith.

Save for a tiny disdainful smirk flashed my way, she shows next to no emotion as she alights next to the woman in the dark suit.

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Umbra, Chapter 9

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“….the trail ends here, captain.” Squatting down next to a stain of blood, Lieutenant Xander traced his fingers across the sticky fluid, looking back down the trail between the booted feet of his fellow legionaries. The red river ran all the way from near the base of the mountain, but abruptly ended where he stood. “Why … Continue reading Umbra, Chapter 9

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Umbra, Chapter 7

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“Uncle… Uncle Aaron, wake up!” Clawing his way back to consciousness, Aaron found he wasn’t soaring above Angel’s Fall anymore. The scent of fresh grass was replaced by that of baking sand and salty water. He was laying on the beach, the gritty sand mixing into his hair and running down his shirt. The waves gently … Continue reading Umbra, Chapter 7

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Harpy (Homoaves haliaeetosapiens)

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A brief overview of the beautiful and intriguing Homoaves haliaeetosapiens, commonly known as harpy.

Common Name: Harpy, Birdgirl

Species: Homoaves haliaeetosapiens

Gender: Female

Physical Characteristics: A harpy, less commonly known as a birdgirl, is a humanoid cross-species with notable avian traits and physiology. The majority of a harpy’s body looks virtually identical to that of a human woman, with a few significant differences. Most obvious are her wings, which unlike the membrane wings of a dragoness or a succubus, are feathered extensions of her arms, with an average wingspan of approximately fifteen feet. Harpies also possess feathered tails, which are used in flight to change direction quickly. Last but not least are the feet, which transition from human legs at the base of the calves into scaled avian talons.

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