I, Effing Feline, am twitching my tail on the window sill, watching Twiggles the dog go outside for a walk. I don’t see why I never get to go outside, too.
Forget the collar and leash, though. Undignified. We would need to go where I want to go, not down to the stupid park where dogs congregate. Since it’s hot out there, I’ll need Mrs. Valentine to go along to fan me and carry my water. And if the sidewalk is too hot, I might need someone to carry me while I get my exercise.
And most important of all: an armed police escort. There are coyotes out there, man!
In Alien Contact for Runaway Moms, Tal Pelletier has escorted Audra Verhailey and her baby to the abandoned underground city where he had lived before his people hopped Kwadra Island to this Earth. Here is her first impression of the cavern.
Exhausted, Audra leaned against the smooth, rock wall of a house, or maybe it was a business, and closed her eyes, but a seagull’s squawk jerked her to attention.
A seagull underground?
She looked up. Before now she’d been afraid to even glimpse the cave’s dark, forbidding ceiling, gnarly with stalactites or stalagmites, whichever were the ones that hung down from above. Walking these somber streets, she could almost convince herself she was in a town—sinuous rather than straight, jammed with buildings, with streets too narrow for cars—but nonetheless a town, not a cave.
But to her surprise, the cave’s ceiling was a smooth dome. It looked like a sky at dusk, with a few fluffy clouds and yes, seagulls wheeling through the fake sky.
Her tight shoulder muscles relaxed. She could see living a place like this. This wasn’t merely a squalid hidey hole for a desperate fugitive, it was a town.
Effing Feline here again. The more I think about it, I really don’t understand why I never get to go for walks!
Alien Contact for Runaway Moms
She’s running from an abusive lover…but what is she running to?
When her abusive lover tries to take custody of her baby, Audra flees where even he can’t follow: the aliens’ forbidden cities underneath Kwadra Island.
But can the safety she wants for her daughter survive a search party, violent alien criminals—and the love of an emotionally damaged Kwadran?
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