Her belly was plump with toothsome kibblings and all her fur had grown back. She had at least six different soft places to sleep. Sometimes her translator decoded Steve’s sounds—he called them talk—but neither he nor the woman, whom he … Continue reading A New ZooCatron – Chapter 20: Are We There Yet?
Loud chattering erupted when Tepunia and Shvaart landed on the limb of a tree far from their starting point. On a branch overhead sat a plump, furry creature with a bushy tail as long as its body. It raced back … Continue reading A New ZooCatron – Chapter Fifteen: Squirrely
Again “my BROTHER?” Tepunia twitched with annoyance. She was sure with all this attention Shvaart was going to forget the dangers they faced. “Lieutenant, exit the pail. Clean yourself. Act with dignity despite being, well, out of uniform.” Continue reading A New ZooCatron – Chapter Thirteen: Indecision
With a mix of disgust and shame, Tepunia saw that every last bit of his suit was gone. He was altogether naked! Continue reading A New ZooCatron – Chapter Twelve: The Hayloft
Shvaart gathered a pawful of pebbles and stuffed them into his mouth. Bending over and hacking, he threw up a hairball and spewed it along with the pebbles many tail lengths away. They crashed into a distant row of crumbling corn stalks. Continue reading A New ZooCatron – Chapter Eleven: Hiding
Tepunia felt nervous flutterbugs inside her belly. She sniffed the door’s threshold, then stepped back and waited for the sound of Shvaart’s reaction. Who knew what else was inside that big, dark place? Continue reading A New ZooCatron – Chapter Ten: Was It the Kibble?
Tepunia ducked her head as claws raked across her shoulder. She leaped away from the hole and flattened her ears. A loud, moaning wail gurgled from her throat—a wail she didn’t know was in her. Shvaart was standing a tail’s … Continue reading A New ZooCatron – Chapter Nine: Into the Light
“Where is the kahk? I was sure it was only two tail lengths ahead of us,” whispered Tepunia. “I…to track it,” answered Shvaart, his voice muted by annoying static. He drifted to the ground and searched the dusty, gray dirt. … Continue reading A New ZooCatron – Chapter Eight
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
Introducing the first chapter of my serialized novella. It’s about cats in space and how they came to Earth: 1. A comet blew their ship off course, flinging Tepunia from one side of the bridge to the other. She suspected … Continue reading A New ZooCatron