Welcome to Issue 19 of Zooscape!
There is a profound connection between furry fiction and rebirth. We read stories about characters with scales or fur, and we’re reborn into new, imaginary bodies. Through fiction, we can be born and reborn, again and again.
But what about the self that follows us?
What if we carry our crimes — or imagined crimes — from one imaginary life to the next, always remaining ourselves on the inside? Can we ever really escape the cycle and become someone new?
Can the act of reading fiction rewrite who we are on the inside?
Read these stories, and find out…
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Kaliya, Queen of Snakes by Amitha Jagannath Knight
Stormlands by Penndry Dragonsworth
The Goddess of Secrets by David Penny
Stones, Sins, and the Scent of Strawberries by Kai Delmas
The Hard Way by Val E Ford
Terror Lizards by CB Droege
The Cat with the Pearl Earring by Deborah L. Davitt
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Now for a couple of announcements…
First, unfortunately, we’ve had to postpone our next reading period until sometime next year. We’ll share more information as we can.
Secondly and much more happily, the first two volumes of our anthology series are out (Volume 1 and Volume 2) and you can pre-order Volume Three! The Next two volumes are underway. And they’re all fully illustrated and really beautiful.
As always, if you want to support Zooscape, check out our Patreon.