I, Effing Feline, am expecting a visit — my cousin Lee is coming on Tuesday. Although I’ve never met him, my daddy always spoke of Lee with tremendous respect. I’m sure we’ll have great fun. I scattered all my toys over the living room floor for him, and I clawed open a new bag of cat food. Such excitement!
More exciting even than this week’s snippet. That’s not to knock Escapee, my pet human’s science fiction romance that will finally be released the same day Lee arrives (April 19) … but come on already. It’s just a book. And you know what books are, right?
After Catt sabotaged the cannon (called a sing-sing) Hector planned to use to attack enemy headquarters, they didn’t talk to each other all day. It was a dark and stormy night when they bared their souls and started to understand each other.
She had to get these words out, had to.
“Sorry.” The word was a breathy whisper blown to oblivion by a loud gust; she cleared her throat and tried again. “I’m sorry I sabotaged your artillery.”
“It doesn’t matter.”
“Of course it matters.”
“No, because it wouldn’t have worked. A sing-sing is a brute-force weapon in a situation where stealth is needed. I worked so hard ignoring reality, and the only explanation I can think of is I wanted to die. I guess that’s why I dreamed up such a suicidal plan.”
Effing Feline here again. Sounds like Catt did Hector a favor by forcing him to face reality.
My reality is that while you were reading, I knocked all Mrs V’s Hummel figurines off the south-facing windowsill so Cousin Lee will be able to nap in the sun. Oh, I can’t wait for him to arrive. In the meantime, I suppose you might as well read the snippets by other great weekend writing warriors and Sunday Snippets folks.
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Available this comming Tuesday — The African Queen in Outer Space
Catt Sayer just wants to survive. The working-class fugitive delivers military supplies on her decrepit airship, but her hard-won livelihood vanishes when invaders overrun her harsh moon. And now an idealistic, upper-class officer wants her to risk her life on a hopeless voyage to attack enemy headquarters – manned by 10,000 soldiers.
Edward Hoornaert’s romantic space opera, Escapee, continues the saga of the Dukelsky family (begun in The Guardian Angel of Farflung Station). If you like The African Queen and the thrill of underdogs finding love while battling a hostile environment, you’ll love Escapee.
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