When the clanship stops at an uninhabited, terrestrial planet, Kinahran and her friends want to play and explore. (The grown-ups make them help look for useful planetary resources to trade, as well.) But a mishap leaves their adult mentor wounded and unconscious, and when they try to radio for help, the signal is jammed! Did pirates take Kinahran's mother and baby sister hostage, or have a colony of bipeds claimed this planet as their new home? Five young Kintarans, alone in the wilderness, must find out what's going on.
This story was originally published in the fanzine, Pawprints. It is suitable for most ages.
About the Author
Elizabeth McCoy's fiction has appeared in Marion Zimmer Bradley's Sword and Sorceress #7, in the "Best In Show" anthology by Sofawolf*, and in the fanzine "Pawprints" (published by Conrad Wong & T. Jordan Peacock). Her tabletop RPG writing is published by Steve Jackson Games. As her author bios in SJ Games' material continually state, she lives in the Frozen Wastelands of New England, with a spouse, child, and assorted cats.
She hopes that her work will be enjoyed, and is always a bit awkward about referring to herself in the third person.
*Best in Show has been re-published as: "Furry!: The Best Anthropomorphic Fiction!" (Fred Patten, ed.)