I, Effing Feline, am piteously hungry.
Last year my pet human, Edward Hoornaert, aka Mr Valentine, had turkey for Christmas and I had great leftovers. This year, his family had lasagna, instead. Garfield likes lasagna, but real cats do not like lasagna. I had cat food for Christmas dinner. Cat food! On Christmas!
Despite my growling stomach, I’m presenting another selection from Mr V’s 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 brother, Juan, at the foot of her bed — the brother who vanished into another dimension and thus is as good as dead.
“You aren’t Juan,” she repeated. “I bet I’m dreaming of you because today I thought about using my connection with Reese—Prince Eaglesbrood—to ask the Kwadrans to use the ship to search for you.”
The shadow slid backward with none of the jerkiness of footsteps.
She clenched her fists. When fear threatened to overwhelm her, she imagined Reese was with her. That helped.
As though on wheels, the shadow glided out the door and vanished. Very weird dream.
Curious, she slipped out of bed to follow the Not-Juan. At the doorway she paused and looked around — but she saw nothing.
Effing Feline again, wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Make sure you read the snippets by other great weekend writing warriors.
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