Who would be afraid of a mouse like creature only a few inches long?
Plenty of people! Hell, cockroaches are my phobia, and they're smaller than shrews! :P
Anywho. Good stuff! Personally, I would have had the shrews stay the same size, but reproduce much faster. Additionally, I would make the shrews stomachs a 'bag of holding' of sorts, so the shrews NEVER stop eating.
MILLIONS OF RAVENOUS SHREWS CHEWING AWAY ALL LIFE ON THE ISLAND! AIEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!
C'mon guys. We can get 29 comments bashing a 50 foot tall demon with tusks but no comments for venomous killer shrews? The weird thing here is that most shrews are poisonous, and do consume their own body mass in food every couple of hours. Go to Comment
Argh - gaint, ravanous, killer screws - run for your lives
Brings back fond memories of all those '50s B movies
Just love it
3/5 for a basically sound concept
+1 for being easy to fit into almost any setting (if your world doesn't have magic, just make Greiges a bio-enngineer / geneticist / whatever)
+½ for the entertainment value
A small group of men stares intensely at something. Coming nearer, you see puppies, obviously still young, as they are small and only learn to walk. Cute as they are, the men look serious and exchange a comment here and there, making their mother nervous. But one man keeps her somewhat calm, while looking with others on the little ones.
The puppies are a completely new dog breed. The breeder hopes for better characteristics, the other men are mostly hunters and other dog-fanciers, that were called or came from own interest. If all looks well, they will have business. But now, they are just watching.