Monday, November 23, 2009

My favorite shifters are ...


Let me explain. I don't really read shifters. In fact, I can't think of a book or story I've read that features them. Well, I do like the story about the woman who was turned to a hawk by night and her lover who was a dog by day. They were able to be together only for a few moments during sunset and sunrise.

Anyway, if we aren't counting the shift of my sweet daughter into an angst-filled teenager, then my favorite is a yet-unpublished work that a woman in my local writer's group is working on. Her mythical race is immortal and manages to have thoughts and opinions on the various times they find themselves. Maybe it's because I know the author, or maybe it's my love of history, but those are the shifters I find myself enjoying the most.

I hope she gets them published. I wish her all the luck in that respect!


1 comment:

Nerine Dorman said...

I do believe the movie you are referring to is "Ladyhawke" starring Rutger Hauer and Michelle Phfeiffer (sp?). A bishop who is angered by his unrequited love for Isabeau curses the young lovers after making a pact with Old Splitfoot. Her night is a wolf by night and she a hawk by day, and their love is saved by the young ex-con Maus (Matthew Broderick). I saw that film when I was about 12 or so and it's still one of my firm favourites, despite the cheesy 1980s soundtrack.