Stone Bearers: The Frog's Princess
The gods are leaving.
In their absence, they agree to loan their powers to certain humans—the bearers. As these new bearers struggle to master their powers, they are also given guardian animals to guide and protect them. Among the animals who volunteer for this task are wolves, fire drakes, and other enchanted creatures of awesome strength and magic. But with the newly formed bearer council on the verge of chaos, it falls to one small frog to rein in a reluctant princess-turned-bearer and provide balance to the universe.
A Stone Bearers Short Story told by Camm, the guardian animal of the Goddess of Passion. Originally published in the (2016) Fantastic World Anthology and given exclusively by permission to email list subscribers.