AD 025 – The Beast in the Rain   November 17th, 2010

“The Beast in the Rain” appeared in the fiction anthology Different Worlds, Different Skins, which featured fiction of human/anthro interactions. Besides giving some nice back-story on genetic-engineered races and their relationship to humanity, the story also has some gripping and moving drama. It was on another stormy night like this one where Shane lost Becky, now he’s forced to confront all those memories and unresolved feelings once again.

“The Beast in the Rain” by Sean Silva

Read by Chris Hvidsten of the Outcast Novel Podcast

Music cues by Infinity Squared

Other links mentioned in the intro: The Furry Writers Guild

Download or listen to the episode here.

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January 15th, 2011 at 7:15 pm
Vaperfox Says:

I remember reading “The Beast in the Rain” in Different Worlds, Different Skins. The tension was built so expertly that when the climax started, the suspense had already reached a breaking point. The story stayed with me even after I read the final lines.

Chris Hvidsten does an excellent job conveying the emotion between the characters and adds dramatic emphasis at just the right times to keep the reader hooked on the already intense plot.

This is one of my favorite anthro fiction tales because of the skillful handling of suspense interwoven into the character drama. It is a wonderful example of what writers should strive for when handling dramatic emotion.


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