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Tatzelwurms are a sort of dragon from German mythology. They live underground, and depending on what you read, are anywhere from six to twenty feet long, and have a cat face.

On the second day of my Christmas series, in Two Tatzelwurms, a Tatzelwurm has a forbidden relationship with a Brownie, which comes to light rather spectacularly during the Gingerbread House Contest.



I had a crazy idea to do a paranormal version of short stories based on the Twelve Days of Christmas for next month. Traditionally, the first day is a Partridge in a Pear Tree, but that isn't very paranormal.

So, I came up with a Penghou In a Pine Tree!

What the heck is a Penghou, you ask? I couldn't find a good picture, so get your imagination ready — it's a tree spirit from Chinese mythology that takes the form of a black dog with a human face.

They are said to inhabit camphor trees, so you'll have to pretend there's a Penghou in the tree.

On the first day of Christmas in my series, the Penghou Shen finds Zacky, his long lost Dryad love, at the Tree Decorating Contest in Ashana.


#thatplacethursday - A place I use in my stories from our world, mythology, or my imagination. Fae is a location I love because anything is possible. People eating trees and The Hunt are possible dangers, as is getting lost forever. Despite the dangers, I imagine it as beautiful.