I, Effing Feline, look forward to leaving dusty old 2018. I’m allergic to dust and Mr Valentine, my pet human says dust makes me sneeze in the cutest little way. A majestic feline like me hates doing anything in a little way.
But there’s another reason I look forward to the new year. Stay tuned and I’ll tell you after this word from our sponsor.
Brace yourselves, folks and pull out your hankies, because this is the last snippet — the very last — from Ed’s recently released sci fi romance, Escapee. So use that hankie to wipe away your tears at that sad thought. Or blow your nose — whatever. Here is why Catt agrees to fly Hank on a suicide mission to attack the invader’s HQ. Edited to fit the guidelines.
Catt took a deep breath, the kind she used to take before skinny dipping into a cold lagoon, and spoke in a brusque voice. “I’ll take you to Norquay, or die trying. Uh, I guess I shouldn’t have tacked on those last few words. What I’m trying to say is, I’ve always responded to injustice by running away from it, but maybe I should take a stand. You know, fight a righteous war. Good against evil.”
“Or die trying?”
“Mere existence is overrated. A person has to have something to live for, and for me, it’s been keeping this tub flying and supporting my mother and sister. With no one to carry supplies to or buy fuel from, I won’t be able to do either. I’m not a hero or anything, but it’s just that . . . well, I guess I need a new goal in life.”
Effing Feline here again. I said I’d tell you the other reason I’m looking forward to 2019. You see, all year long I’ve been stashing bits of catnip when Ed wasn’t looking — and since he’s nursing a broken rib, he won’t be able to move fast enough to keep me from indulging. Come New Year’s Eve, I’m gonna get smashed. Or, as us cats say, CLAWED! Woo hoo!
Book 2 in the Repelling the Invasion series
Catt Sayer just wants to survive. The working-class fugitive delivers military supplies on a decrepit airship, but her hard-won livelihood vanishes when invaders overrun her harsh moon. Even worse, an idealistic, upper-class officer wants her to risk her life on a hopeless trek to attack enemy headquarters – manned by 10,000 soldiers.