Good morning. So... I think it's sun spots, because the tech issues persist. Now that Entourage loves me again (minus three days of lost messages), an hour of modem resets while talking with Earthlink tech support finally revealed that their high speed network is down in large parts of California. I'm coming to you live via dial-up from my laptop---with a VoiP phone connection that boots me every three minutes. So, today's creature is showing itself to you without frills. It is, however, one of my favorites. It's a strange creature, this one. Very mysterious. Possibly ancient. I hope you'll like it and I can't wait for your stories!
I will update this post with a fresh story banner once I can connect from my main rig again. Until then, please enjoy the excellent stories posted under yesterday's comments. Special notice goes to new contributor Blue, who posted comments on at least ten past creatures.
As promised, a better-late-than never banner:
Please know that even without a banner and the usual nice formatting 344 LOVES YOU