Welcome to Issue 5 of Zooscape!
Frogs, toads, and mind-altering experiences…
Is there any more powerfully, permanently mind-altering experience than reading a story? A good story doesn’t just stay with you, it can change you. It can expand your mind. Stories are how we navigate the world, and when we let others control our stories, we lose our voices, our power, our agency, and even who we are. But when we are free to explore and find the stories that resonate—they can give us voice, power, agency, and help us understand who we are.
The great thing about furry fiction is that it doesn’t accept the normal constraints laid upon us in society. You don’t have to fit into those tiny, limiting boxes. Read these stories, and for a few moments, become a possum, a frog, a toad, a cat… try on a different experience, and see how it fits.
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Leafless Crossing by Voss Foster
The Stone Mask and the Frogs by Mark Mills
‘Twas Brillig by Michael H. Payne
Go On, Lick Me by Luna Corbden
Nine Ways to Then by Diana A. Hart
Toad’s Grand Birthday Extravaganza by Lena Ng
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If any of these stories resonated with you, please share them! And if you want to help support Zooscape, we have a Patreon. Merry December, and we’ll see you in the spring!