F, F, ‘n F

Freeze, sucker!!!!

Cage Dunn: Writer, Author, Teller-of-tall-tales

Probably not what you expect. I’m sure most writers understand the fight or flight response. But guess what?

There are three responses. Yep, three. What are they?

Fight, flight and freeze.

And they each lead into each other.

The freeze response is usually the first. It’s the immediate gut reaction, that hard knot that stops your body still as death, eyes wide, mouth open. If possible, the person finds the smallest space to hide in, curls up and disappears.

Then what? If the person gets cornered, trapped in their space by a marauder, the next step is attack. Yes, fight. When trapped in a corner, with your back to the wall, there’s no other choice. Fight your way out – or die. Simple.

Then what? If it’s a bad thing – and a fight to the death situation usually is – the person takes the first opportunity to run like…

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Book Review: Who Will Rule Magic?: Kraken, Dragon, Cat vs. Kangaroo, Cockatoo, Crocodile (2017)

It’s one of the few times in my life where I struggle to find something to say – thank you, MsJadeLi, for a start (which doesn’t go far enough at all), and I’m so happy (imagine that to music), but of course, now I have to find a way to get a better cover …

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Who Will Rule Magic?: Kraken, Dragon, Cat vs. Kangaroo, Cockatoo, Crocodile (2017)

by Cage Dunn

This book is a curious combination of anthropomorphized animals, human-type government, and elemental magic. It is an intricate adventure that pits animal against animal and element against element – all with the underlying intent of saving Mother Earth and the biodiversity that lives on the Earth. It’s a curious combination that works.

We come into the tale just as an annual (animal) world Council of Magic is about to take place, where it soon becomes apparent that Cat is going to attempt a coup to become the sole overlord of magic over all. Of course there are some of the assembled who are going to do their best to stop Cat. The protagonist is from the air, a cockatoo named Cocky. His Australian comrades from the other two elements of water and land are a…

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