Effing Feline says Bah humbug! #wewriwa

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I, Effing Feline, hate all the many excuses humans make for humiliating cats. That’s why I say to the Easter holiday, “Bah, humbug!”

In Constellation XXI, Sienna Dukelsky captains a tugship, outer space’s answer to a tugboat. She is guiding an incoming ship captained by Crispin Hunt, her first and best lover. Last week, she flared into fury when he mentions the child they almost had. Instead of discussing it, she sends him away (thus allowing the author to streeetch out the tension).

“You stink, Hunt. Get off my bridge and take a shower.”

“I’ll go back to my ship for a shower and change of clothes, if it’s okay with you. Your ’fresher is uncomfortably small, and I don’t have any clothes here.”

“Permission denied,” she said petulantly.

“Kind of contradicting yourself, aren’t you?”

Yes, but pointing it out only made her more stubborn.

When he was gone, she took a deep breath, closed her eyes, and searched for balance. It was wildly, totally unfair of him to mention the short pregnancy that had been the beginning of the end of their relationship. The usual mantras had no effect — at first she couldn’t even remember all the words, though memorization was her strength — but she eventually calmed herself.

Effing Feline here again. I hate Easter because of a humiliating, horrifying photo Ed took of me last year. I know you all agree that it’s the most disgusting sight you’ve ever seen!

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Constellation XXI

Rediscovering Love at the Worst Possible Time

When her tugship inexplicably loses power while aimed straight at her space station home, Sienna Dukelsky tries frantically to get her ship working in time. But can she cooperate with Crispin Hunt, a former lover she’d once betrayed, to create a way to regain control before the ship kills thousands?

16 comments

  1. Author Jessica E. Subject · · Reply

    Yes, even more tension between them now.

    1. Gotta keep readers reading, you know.

  2. I like Effing in a rabbit ear headband LOL. Tense snippet indeed and clearly they have a lot of issues to work out if this relationship is going to resume…

    1. I agree about the headband. It’s kinda cute.

  3. That’s a pretty big hurdle to get over, but not as big as rabbit-ear humiliation. You better watch yourself, Ed, or Effing will find another human to live with!

    1. Are you volunteering, Alexis?

  4. I know she wants to avoid the subject of the child they almost had but it seems they need to have this overdue conversation. The tension between them is amped! Great snippet.

    1. There are several conversations they need to have.

  5. Very tense scene. And yes, they do need to communicate better over this, especially if they’re going to be working together for any length of time. I like Effing in bunny ears too. Was he auditioning for the Cadbury Bunny role? LOL

    1. If it’s all right with you, I don’t think I dare ask Effing about the Cadbury Bunny thing.

  6. Elaine Cantrell · · Reply

    The tension is mounting. Love the bunny ears on Effing.

    1. Telling Effing you like the bunny ears will definitely make the tension mount.

  7. Yes, they need to either talk about it or close the subject entirely if they’re going to get along.

    1. Yep, they have some work to do.

  8. Diane Burton · · Reply

    How could you do that to Effing? Total humiliation. Great snippet, Ed. You sneaked in a zinger there. A baby? Wow.

    1. Effing has an extremely rough life. If you don’t believe me, just ask him.

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