My story “The Mammoth” appeared on Ideomancer in December of 2013.
First line: “The mammoth skeleton stands in the distance, barely visible below the drooping limbs of monstrous evergreens.”
Inspiration: Set in a world populated with the skeletons of extinct animals, “The Mammoth” is about a father and daughter who take a camping trip together, and the secrets that are revealed during that trip. This is the second story set in this world, which was inspired by a dream I had. These skeleton stories have been some of my favorite to write, mainly because they allow me to visit the Oregon wilderness once again.
Read for free: http://www.ideomancer.com/?p=2634