I, Effing Feline, am expecting a visitor soon — my cousin Lee. While I admire Lee, for some reason he makes me feel small. Any cat except me would be scared of Lee, but not me!
But I’m a big enough cat to admit I’m a wee bit anxious about the last time we met. You see, I turned him in to the cops, who put him behind bars; he’s out on a good-behavior furlough. Do you think he’ll be mad at me?
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. After a hard day’s hike, they’re in the the mysterious town, near the end of their trek.
“We’re going to my place.” He looked back, realized he was walking too fast, and slowed. “Where we used to live, Before.” He spoke that last word as though it were capitalized, and she supposed to a Kwadran, it was.
“Who lives there now?”
“By Tsonkwa’s nose hairs, there’d better be nobody — it’s still mine!”
She hurried after him. As they walked, Roxie fussed more and more. Soon she’d be crying, and Audra couldn’t take proper care of her until they stopped. The only thing that helped was singing, so she sang about an itsy bitsy spider — softly, so he couldn’t hear how bad her singing voice was.
When she looked up from her song, Tal had vanished.
Effing Feline here again. Those of you who’ve been in Weekend Writing Warriors a long time may remember Cousin Lee, but for those who are new, here’s his picture. Do you think I should be worried about putting him behind bars at the zoo? I’ll let you know next week how the visit went.
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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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