I, Effing Feline, shall continue to soften my image by telling you more cat jokes.
- Did you hear about the cat who drank 5 bowls of water? She set a new lap record.
- What has more lives than a cat? A frog. It croaks every night.
- What side of a cat has the most fur? The OUTside.
See? I am a nice, pleasant cat after all.
After that round of hilarity, I’ll now destroy your happiness by sharing another snippet from Mr V’s sci fi romance, Escapee. Yawn. All snippets feature the skoot, a small, six-legged reptilian pet, rather than boring humans.
Before Sayer closed the cabinet, Hector glimpsed a sparse but neat array of similar clothes. Didn’t she have even one stylish or feminine outfit?
The skoot hopped off the couch and trailed her toward one of the doors at the back of the room, but she skittered away as though afraid. “Keep away from me, go.”
“Sorry,” Hector said, “but skoots love people and follow them around. That’s how they get their name, because people are always telling them to scoot out of the way.”
“Why’d you bring your pets, anyway — don’t you know there’s a war going on?”
Helplessness made his voice go flat. “These two are the only survivors of the attack. I owe it to whoever owned them to ensure they survive.”
Effing Feline here again. Did you notice the little dig I slipped in about Mr V’s writing? Being nice every minute is simply impossible, and I’m sure you agree.
The African Queen in Outer Space
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 world, you’ll love Escapee.