SW10/HCC: March 2011: The Perils of the Wolf-Woman!

Scott Eiler seiler at eilertech.com
Mon Mar 14 18:36:03 PDT 2011

Andrew Perron wrote:
> On Sun, 13 Mar 2011 03:27:55 +0000 (UTC), Scott Eiler wrote:
>> March 6, 2011
> Who's reporting this, anyway?

Good question.  The senior staff at the Journal are all co-editors now.  The 
junior staff haven't graduated to their own bylines yet.  They're probably still 

>> The Wolf-Woman may 
>> lactate to feed her wolf-children, but she's still a virgin!
> ...what?

I *tried* to explain that in the story.  Neither wolf nor man would lay with 
her; she's too weird to appeal to grown males of either species.  Even when 
Imperilus had her on a chain, he left her virginity alone.

>> The Unicorn and his children were posturing.  Jo the Sasquatch knew when 
>> creatures did that, because she knew humans.  So she knew what to do.  
>> Then the horned human lunged.  Jo smacked his horn aside easily. But then the 
>> horned sea creature struck!  Jo took a wound to her shoulder.  But she smacked 
>> the creature aside.
> Both of these feel awkwardly phrased.

Maybe wrong phrase order in the first one and too many "buts" on the last one, 
I'll admit.

I might have sent the original message in "UTF-8" format.  Let me try "Send
Anyway" instead.

(signed) Scott Eiler  8{D> -------- http://www.eilertech.com/ ---------

Only their myths concerned peace and contentment, and that in such a
coercive, sullen package it was obvious that the Earth humans resented
the very idea.

- from "Passing" by Elaine Radford, Aboriginal SF, May/June 1987.

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