Stories tagged “tormaunts”

  • Pruckus Approaches

    Heliola had never really had a friend, even an acquaintance, before. She could not feel sure if the faun was friend or foe. Was he keeping her alive only to kill her later? Where was he taking her? She could not understand his words, but the leaves he ...

  • The Tormaunt Emerges

    Heliola’s eyes grew wide as the enormous figure moved into the firelight. She had no way to know it, but Pruckus was a Tormaunt, one of the largest of their kind. Staplet had never understood if Pruckus was male or female, or perhaps neither, or ...

  • A Word on Tormaunts: A Footnote

    Readers may be curious about the tormaunt, being thus far unfamiliar with the creatures. I have heard that your world has none of these. Not wishing to leave you in the dark, I shall explain. The thing that most people remember from their first encount...

  • Terence and the Tormaunt: Caught

    And then the Tormaunt was upon him again, before he had even had the chance to catch his breath. Their middle foot pinned his chest and they leaned in close to Terence’s face. He was unable to move as the Tormaunt’s center hand reached gent...

  • Terence and the Tormaunt: Scrutiny

    He did not know if the Tormaunt was intelligent as the people he knew were intelligent, or only as a bright pet might be. They seemed to be in control of themselves, at least. Now that Terence had quit struggling, he actually felt a sense of relief and...

  • Terence and the Tormaunt: Assumption Shattered

    Moving with smooth deliberation, the Tormaunt moved one of their legs forward, so that the foot was by Terence’s right forearm. The Tormaunt’s right leg knelt by Terence’s hip. It reminded Terence of the posture of one who was about t...