A New ZooCatron – Chapter Four

Their pod module shuddered as it pulled away from the grassy sward without a sound. Its control panel screens glowed yellow in all the right places, showing a functional energy field. With a little twitch, Shvaart relaxed, his tail high in the air.  As he sheathed his claws, all he wanted to do was flop onto his side and nap. That business on the ground had exhausted his reserves. Within moments, Shvaart’s eyes closed and his tail curled around his legs. An alarm shrilled and his eyes shot open, wide and dark. The control panel was blinking, and an alarm … Continue reading A New ZooCatron – Chapter Four

Circe, by Madeline Miller

Reading Circe is like attending a master class in crafting the perfect narrative. If ever a novel engaged me so thoroughly in recent years, it was this one by Madeleine Miller, a compelling tour de force. Profoundly trained in the classics, Miller has written a delicious, thrilling novel that reveals her intimacy with Greek mythology and a passion for its inhabitants. I read it in one sitting, so immersed in its flow that when my husband interrupted my reading I truly was startled and for an instant had to pull myself out of Miller’s fictional Aegean. Were I not so involved in … Continue reading Circe, by Madeline Miller