Edited May 12th: Heat of the Moment has been removed and will be republished on Amazon on May 22nd, 2015.
Heat of the Moment (Part 1 of 2) has been published. This story is a fantasy M/F of about 7500 words total.
This is one of those rare beasts that never happen (sarcasm alert)–a story that was supposed to be flash. And then it wasn’t anymore and I suddenly had to do some research on what you call a group of cats. Because us authors do that sometimes–just look up random weird things that no one but us needs to know. Like…how to poison someone. The police would have a great time looking through an author’s search history no doubt.
So, did you know that there are 3-4 words for groups of cats and yet we don’t use a single one of them because cats don’t typically live in groups? I didn’t either. This isn’t counting a lion’s pride, of course. I chose clowder because it sounded the best and would be easy to do a search and replace on…unlike glaring. What I don’t understand is why we have so many of these words if they are so utterly useless. Baffles me.
So when you see the words clowder and queen and tomcat in relation to cats in this story I actually didn’t randomly grab them out of thin air. I make up a lot of stuff though, so I wouldn’t blame you if you thought that.
Next Sunday, Oct 5th: Heat of the Moment – Part 2 of 2 (fantasy, serial, M/F)