“The Cat Who Invented Plastic”: A Story for Cats and Children

[A scene from The Seventh Effect (Melange Publishers) – available on Amazon] The motel room wasn’t very clean. That bothered me but it didn’t bother Catspaw at all as she explored the variety of smells, both human and animal in origin. Finally she asked me to tell her a story so she could get to sleep. I lifted her up beside me and told her an edifying yarn about the achievements of a brilliant cat named Snuffy, and how Snuffy lost his chance to become rich and famous because he was … [Read more...]

“The Cat Restaurant”, A Story for Cats and Children / Memorable Fancies #1493

[A scene from The Seventh Effect (Melange Publishers) – available on Amazon] As I promised her, after dinner I told Catspaw her favorite story, “Cat Restaurant.” Sometimes she went to sleep when I started telling the story; that showed how much she really liked it. But this time she looked wide awake. “Once upon a time,” I began, “all the cats in the neighborhood got tired of complaining to each other about the lousy food the people were feeding them, and decided to do something about … [Read more...]

“Little Murders” / Memorable Fancies #764

     Fluffy caught a mouse.      The other cats startle stiff at what she’d dragged into the house: bloody, disassembled, played to shreds. They stroll away with rigid eyes and glassy legs, pounce on dustballs, practice desperate death. <END> THE SUNDAY PITCH If you liked this post, please tell your friends and share a comment here or in StumbleUpon, Reddit, Facebook, or other social websites. AVAILABLE NOW on Amazon and Other Outlets: “At All Adventure” – an alternative … [Read more...]