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One of those days

Today was one of those days. You know, the blue ones. I ended up being not only unproductive, but well, bad head space. Girlie stayed home sick today. Sore throat and hurting stomach. But she will be going back to school tomorrow. It snowed today–a heavy, thick storm–that lasted about 15 minutes and promptly melted off. The neighbor’s roof was steaming after.

Don’t forget to put in your nomination for next book club read. Come on! You know you want to join in! It’s an excuse to read fun books!

I get to see the man in about 3 weeks. It will have been 3 months at that point.

In the meantime, the dogs have decided it’s time to shed, with great enthusiasm.

I’ve been working on revising. Cutting and changing things. Tell me, what do you imagine when you read the word: torlynx? It’s an animal.

Help me out here. Tell me what pops into your head.

Originally published at www.dianapfrancis.com. You can comment here or there.

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even with "lynx" in the name, I immediately thought of some sort of a gazelle.
I posted this response to Kate below, but wondered what you thought also: Darnit. I'm going for something vaguely horse/cat-like. I can totally picture it in my head. A shorter, cresty neck, a heavy long head like a horse, fangs and and a thick hindquarters with broad padded paws and lionlike claws. My agent wants me to come up with a name that's more suggestive of the appearance. But horlion seems a little too obvious, though I could be wrong. I wonder about Thorlion (thoroubred). I liked the hard sound of the T. I've also thought about Sorlion, though not for any particular reason.
Hah. So did I, even when I deliberately didn't read the other comments until after I'd answered!
It's probably because of the oryx.... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oryx A Y and an X to my mind = Has Horns and Hooves....

Sounds like you were thinking of something like a smilodon? (the inaccurately named saber-toothed tiger, which wasn't related to tiger at all). They had many of the attributes you're describing. Although I'm not sure how to give that a "suggestive" name....
some kind of wild lynx-like cat, probably with magical properties. Possibly found in hill country (tor)
Darnit. I'm going for something vaguely horse/cat-like. I can totally picture it in my head. A shorter, cresty neck, a heavy long head like a horse, fangs and and a thick hindquarters with broad padded paws and lionlike claws. My agent wants me to come up with a name that's more suggestive of the appearance. But horlion seems a little too obvious, though I could be wrong. I wonder about Thorlion (thoroubred). I liked the hard sound of the T. I've also thought about Sorlion, though not for any particular reason.
I thought of a small, delicate antelope with long horns, although my second thought is a steppes or plains wildcat, slightly larger than a bobcat.
A cat with pointy tufty ears and a shell on its back.
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