I, Effing Feline, thank you for your suggestions regarding songs about cats. I am now prepared to reveal my new favorite cat song. Because I am, of course, a powerful, heroic puss cat, I have not restricted myself to songs about domestic shorthairs. My new favorite is . . .
Are you ready?
It’s a song I’ve heard Ed, my pet human, playing. It is . . .
The Pink Panther.
Today is the last snippet from Ed’s Constellation XXI for awhile. Closer to the release date later this year, you’ll see more. Tugship pilot Sienna has learned that the captain of the freighter she’s supposed to guide safely to Farflung Space Station is none other than her first lover, whom she’d betrayed to the authorities. Here she’s about to see him face-to-face for the first time.
Bracing herself, Sienna prepared to face her fate with dignity. She deserved anything Crispin might do.
“Sienna,” he cried as he wrapped his arms around her and drew her into a hug.
Anything, that is, except a hug. Didn’t he know what she’d done to him?
No, he didn’t know. Her secret would remain hidden; the status quo would endure. But then hope vanished and was replaced by emptiness as frigid as outer space…because the status quo in her heart would also endure.
Yet her secret’s survival was something to be grateful for, right? This mission mattered more than her heart, and the mission would be easier if Crispin didn’t want to kill her.
Effing Feline here again. Because I love it so much, here’s the Pink Panther theme.
Space pirates think they’ve succeeded in invading Farflung Space Station — but they didn’t count on Sandrina. The attractive young waif has discovered so many of Farflung’s secrets that she’s the most powerful person on the station … though nobody knows it yet.
They’re about to find out.
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. 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.