These are Mary E. Lowd’s furry stories that were published in 2016 — you can read all of them for free online:
- The Mouse Who Was Born a Bear — Maureen never felt right as a bear. [~1,200 words]
- Marge the Barge — A Newfoundland dog is not naturally graceful on the ice, but perhaps a tabby cat can teach her to be. [~6,600 words]
- Questor’s Gambit — Commander Bill Wilker, a Collie dog on the Tri-Galactic Navy ship Initiative, must protect his crew from a mysteriously powerful lifeform, and following his captain’s orders may not be enough. [~8,000 words]
- Sheeperfly’s Lullaby — A sheep’s fairytale. [~1,400 words]
- Of Cakes and Robots — Chirri gets her biggest order for a cake yet, from a surprising customer. [~900 words]
- High School Dogs — Katasha is the only cat at the high school dance. [~1,000 words]
If you enjoyed any of these stories, please consider nominating them for the Ursa Major Awards. It only takes a minute, and award nominations and wins can make a big difference to authors. Nominations are open through February 28th.