Thursday, November 02, 2006

Nano -- 5683

2574 new words today for a full nano total of 5683. Today's snippet:

Three kittens. What an unimaginable luxury. My heart sank as I realized of course Mama wouldn't let me keep them. I tried to think where I might hide them as I set the black one down on my chest beside the calico, who opened its eyes and licked the black one's face. They needed names. No they didn't. I couldn't keep them. Tiny pinpricks poked my arm and I glanced at the gray one, who yawned and stretched, tail high in the air.

Something didn't look quite right. I reached over to run my fingers through its fur and found something bony attached to its back. I must have startled the kitten, because it jumped in the air. And stayed there. The something strange and bony proved to be wings. I swallowed hard and stared, afraid that if I took my gaze off them for an instant they would disappear. Definitely wings. They fluttered and flapped, then tilted as the kitten returned to my bed. It stalked up my chest, wings sticking straight up in the air.

I should remember to breathe.


(Not promising one every day, by the way...)

7 comments:

Katya said...

I love the kitties! Send me one! :)

Valerie Comer said...

Er...Krin's not so into sharing....

Tina said...

Of course I'm totally hooked between yesterday's and today's snippet. Please tell me it's not going to be written and then languish in the spoof and never to be published pile! And please tell me I can crit it when it's done!

Oh, I posted a snippet of my chick lit today!

Valerie Comer said...

me? a languishing pile? Tina, you are hurting me. I'll have to check out your snippet. Is it on your blog? I was just there a bit ago, but I'll go back, lol.

Jaye Patrick said...

Whoa, Val, a kitten with wings? I'll have to read more of this! And I'm so not a cat person (the dog, looking soulfully up at me, has curled her lip at my mention of them. I think she wants to know if they'll play with her, heh, heh.)

Maripat said...

Poor, Krin. I can't dance either. Good snippets.

Valerie Comer said...

Thanks for the comments, Jaye and Maripat! The hound dog (fairies) in the novel aren't impressed by the kittens either.