Just in time for World Rhino Day, September 22, these three charming stories celebrate and defend some of the world's largest and rarest animals. "Rhinoceros Dreams" tells how Allie, a woman fascinated with rhinoceroses, finds true love in the human world with a bookworm. Can he ever truly understand her? Can she make her rhinoceros dreams come true? Previously published in This Mutant Life and Jake's Monthly Anthology. "Not Extinct Yet," available exclusively in this collection, happens in an alternate world in which animals can talk. Intrepid rhinoceros linguist Suzanne takes on the responsibility to save her African rhino friends from extinction by mindless poaching. When you want to know something about a rhino, you should always ask a rhino! "A Business Venture in Glue" is a weird flash fiction that uses a rhino escaped from a zoo to suggest themes of collectionism and possession. Previously published in Stanley the Whale. The magic of rhinos lies not in superstitions about their horns, but in their majesty and in all creatures' basic right to live. âThis story is so original and surreal that itâd be a crime not to accept it. This is high-quality, intriguing-premise Magic Realism at its finest.â âJake Johnson
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|Title of Fantasy eBook: Rhinoceros Dreams|
|Release Date: 08-29-2012|
|Publisher: (Indie Author)|
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Allie had an outsized bump on the bridge of her nose that made her think she might be turning into a rhinoceros. Deacon Tucker, her unofficial mentor in all things, told her that this could not be, that God wouldn’t create her a girl and then decide He’d made a mistake. For the first time, Allie saw that Deacon Tucker was wrong, and on two counts: she wasn’t a girl, but a woman, and she herself imagined that God would be big enough to admit His own mistakes. Her fears were not assuaged.
Even as a little girl, ever since she had first seen rhinos on a National Geographic television special, she had felt a special bond with them. She had vivid dreams of roaming the African savannah, carefully balancing her tottering weight on round grey feet with three toenails, sometimes daintily testing the yellow grass to see whether it would support her and at other times letting her wild self go into a lumbering rhinoceros gallop that tore up miles of earth.
All of those she took into confidence on the subject seemed to agree with Deacon Tucker, more or less, but Allie had read Ionesco’s play Rhinoceros, so she knew as they didn’t just how possible it was for a human to become a rhinoceros. Every morning she awoke from a dream and checked the bridge of her nose — the lump on it, more specifically — and was forced by the common incredulity to leave it at that....