What is the strangest creature you’ve created as a writer?
When I started to write my Love Curses series with Ellora’s Cave it started very much on a whim for the fanciful. I wanted to create creatures like MageCentaurs, half-man, half-horse people who could also wield magic. In that story I also created a Gaffelions. They had a giraffe’s body with long legs and a long neck, but they also had a lion’s tail, two small wings that looked incapable of flight, and their faces were in the shape of a lion’s, equipped with a thick golden mane. Okay, I was not on drugs of any sort when I created them they just popped into my mind.
Other creatures I’ve created are Sirens, who are women who can also turn into mermaids, and Titans who are men who turn into mermen, and in my latest Darklander Lovers series I created a creature known as a Saku-were. These creatures have the ability to morph into either one cat or turn into their Saku-were side which is a blend of two cats but on a prehistoric scale for size.
What have you read as a reader that made you go, wow, when you read the description of the creatures created? What have you as a writer created? Let me know and give us they why as to why you created such a creature.