I think maybe Glorfindel the Cannibal Taxidermist is at work here. I liked the points of intersection with the fairy tale The Frog Prince, which is an odd little tale in its own right.
Author's Response: Hehehe. Glorfindel the cannibalistic taxidermist has certainly stuck with me. Glad you like the cross with The Frog Prince - those are my favourite bits too. Thanks, Ria!