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Tales of the Chinese Zodiac: Goat, by Jenn Reese (12/19/05)
Fiction.
It came as a surprise to no one except Yuhan himself that, in the Year of the Goat, he fell in love with one.
Tales of the Chinese Zodiac: Horse, by Jenn Reese (11/21/05)
Fiction.
The little mare shook her head like a child shaking off sleep, and pranced on his palm with her painted hooves.
Tales of the Chinese Zodiac: Snake, by Jenn Reese (10/17/05)
Fiction.
It continued like this for almost two months. Jin-Hua opened the pouch to feed the snake, and it hissed a vile curse involving her, her loved ones, and immense torture and discomfort.
Tales of the Chinese Zodiac: Dragon, by Jenn Reese (9/19/05)
Fiction.
In the Year of the Dragon, Kwong found a glittering scale by the well and brought it home to his wife, for it reminded him of the sea.
Tales of the Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit, by Jenn Reese (8/15/05)
Fiction.
In the Year of the Rabbit, Peisun decided to paint her heart's desire on a stack of thin, tea-stained rice paper.
Tales of the Chinese Zodiac: Tiger, by Jenn Reese (7/18/05)
Fiction.
When she was five, Suyee wished for a sister, and in the Year of the Tiger, her wish was granted. The baby was born healthy save for one thing: it wouldn't open its eyes.
Tales of the Chinese Zodiac: Ox, by Jenn Reese (6/20/05)
Fiction.
In the Year of the Ox, Ting-An decided to plow his fields and sow them with animals instead of plants.
Tales of the Chinese Zodiac: Rat, by Jenn Reese (5/16/05)
Fiction.
In the Year of the Rat, the girl-child Chyou became high priestess of rodents. They made her a cloak from the fur of white mice and wove beaded rat tails into her long black hair.
Tales of the Chinese Zodiac: Pig, by Jenn Reese (4/18/05)
Fiction.
When Bunsang finally recovered, he was thinner than ever, only now he had a pig's keen nose and could smell the eggs cooking in the neighbor's house, even though the neighbors were a day's walk away.
Tales of the Chinese Zodiac: Dog, by Jenn Reese (3/21/05)
Fiction.
Because it was the Year of the Dog, and because Hsien had grown tired of his ancient body, he went down to Meat Swap on Sunday and bought himself the body of a forty-pound mutt.
Tales of the Chinese Zodiac: Rooster, by Jenn Reese (2/21/05)
Fiction.
In the Year of the Rooster, Chen dreamed of a giant rooster with a beak as hard as stone and eyes the size of the moon at night. His nightmare bird pecked its way across the countryside destroying houses, uprooting trees, and killing the animals too slow to run from its massive clawed feet.
Tales of the Chinese Zodiac: Monkey, by Jenn Reese (1/17/05)
Fiction.
When lightning struck Widow Mingmei's tree, a dozen monkeys fell out of its branches. As it was newly the Year of the Monkey, the Widow took this as a sign of great fortune.
The Dream Factory, by Jenn Reese (11/10/03)
Fiction.
You need a bunch of realistic fantasy creatures for the movie, and Stan Winston figured out long ago that it was easier to hire off-world than build all these bizarre creatures from scratch. It's a big industry secret.
Winged, by Jenn Reese, illustration by Frank Sipala (3/3/03)
Fiction.
Anne kept her wings unfurled behind her as she sat, like a great snowy cloak. Franklin always told her to sit like that whenever she could because it maximized her best feature. Wings were a gift to men as well as to women, he said, and it would have been selfish of her to disagree.