I, Effing Feline, the Most Literary Cat in the Entire Universe (c), love my pet human, Edward Hoornaert, aka Mr Valentine. He put a tree in the house and hung up dozens of shiny cat-toys (ornaments, he calls them). All for me!
In return, I’m presenting another selection from his latest WIP. It picks up right after last week’s snippet.
Dusty Johnson lives and works at an underground research facility run by alien Kwadrans. One night she awakens to find her dead brother at the foot of her bed.
Dead or not, the shadow was indeed her half-brother. Familiar dark hair in need of trimming, familiar gaunt face, and the clincher—a familiar scar above his left eye from a knife fight.
“You aren’t Juan,” Dusty said calmly, because this had to be a dream.
The shadow said nothing.
“Juan was older when he vanished. He looked like this back in high school.”
When he was this age, she’d been starting middle school. After cruising through grade school relatively unscathed, she was suddenly tormented by classmates. In her neighborhood, getting good grades made her a target, and being a shy loner made her easy prey.
She’d survived only because of Juan. He was the tough kid in the family, and he’d taught her a few martial arts moves to use when someone pushed her or knocked her books away.
Effing Feline again. Mr V wants me to wish all of you a merry Christmas. Can I come play with the cat toys hanging on your tree?
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