I, Effing Feline, am delighted that NaNoWriMo is over. I may get the petting I deserve, now that my pet human, Ed Hoornaert, finished the draft of Alien Contact for Heroines — all 69,472 words of it.
I have chosen another selection from Heroines. The hero, Reese, has just kissed the heroine, Dusty, for the first … unaware that someone has posted a huge bounty for Reese’s capture.
“Dusty,” he said as he took a deep breath, “I—”
A cat’s screech interrupted them. Priscilla sprinted underneath their bench and across the open space.
Reese shot to his feet. “What the—”
He didn’t finish. Three men with hooded faces sprang from the darkness of a nearby street and threw a huge net over him.
Dusty screamed. She reached toward the nearest assailant, her hands bent into claws, wishing she didn’t trim her nails in order to type better because longer nails would let her dig them deep into the man’s neck and face.
But then a net landed hard on her head.
Effing Feline again. This is the third appearance of the book’s true heroine, the cat, Priscilla. The stupid human characters don’t realize in time that Priscilla is warning them. Humph!
Mr Valentine (aka Ed) wants me to tell you he may be a bit tardier than usual in commenting on other warriors’ posts. He’s playing two concerts this weekend, both out of town, and isn’t sure how much computer time he’ll get.
Make sure you read the snippets by other great weekend writing warriors.
Alien Contact for Heroines will be Book 4 in the Alien Contact for Idiots series. Reese and a couple of other characters also appeared in Alien Contact for Kid Sisters.
“Fleeing bloodthirsty rebels, the queen’s sister finds a hero to save her … or is he kidnapping her, instead?”