I, Effing Feline, told you last week about some of my favorite things. Now some unfaves:
- cats that are cuter than me
- people who think other cats are cuter than me
- food that isn’t meat or fish
And now, a snippet from Ed’s sci fi romance, Escapee, featuring the beloved skoot. Captain Dukelsky wants Catt to risk her life by flying her around their world to attack enemy headquarters. She had said no — but after a night of introspection, she has a change of heart.
“I’ll do it,” she said in a firm, prim voice.
Dukelsky stopped just outside the ‘fresher door, sleep dulling his expression and shadowing his eyes. Claws scrambling, the skoot and the kitten raced each other to reach him first. The skoot won and danced around him on its four hind legs, tongue slathering the air.
“I said, I’ll do it,” she repeated.
He ran a hand through his hair. “Does this mean you had the same dream I did?”
“Pardon?” Glancing at the front of his shorts, her neck and face warmed in a blush.
Effing Feline here again. Did I mention I don’t like dogs?
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.