Emerald and Amber were each named for the rich, gemstone color of their eyes. Other than that, the sister cats looked the same — each with fur as black as the night sky and elegantly curving whiskers as bright white as shooting stars.
Other cats in the neighborhood shared whispered rumors that those bright white whiskers could grant a wish to a cat brave enough to fight the pair and yank one out. No cat had ever tried. The other neighborhood cats knew better than to challenge Emerald and Amber. It was too important to stay in their good favor. Continue reading “Their Eyes Like Portals”
An excerpt from Otters In Space 2: Jupiter, Deadly. If you’d prefer, you can start with Chapter 1 or return to the previous chapter.
Through the glass of the door, Kipper saw the pointy ears and orange fur of her brother and sister. They faced the other way, seated at a table and watching a television screen on the wall. The screen showed a pug dog gesticulating wildly. Trudith and Lucky also sat at the table, but they seemed preoccupied with something Kipper couldn’t see.
We’d like to announce a limited Kindle release of Mary E. Lowd’s books, Nexus Nine and The Necromouser and Other Magical Cats. Both of these books are primarily published by FurPlanet, but since the Kindle market was going unserved, we’ve filled in. Both books are already available in the Kindle store right now.
Each book has a shiny new cover for this limited release, but if you want physical copies, you’ll still need to get the FurPlanet editions.
We may have a few more releases like this coming up, so keep an eye out for them! Also, don’t forget that Hell Moon (Xeno-Spectre, Book 1) is coming out this Friday (9/8/23)!
The Jolly Barracuda docked at Deep Sky Anchor for the first time since Kipper had joined the crew. She watched the gray metal habitat rings of the rotating station approach on the main bridge’s viewscreen, and she remembered all the times she’d watched space fly by through one of the porthole windows elsewhere on the ship instead. She was sure that those windows were all crowded full of the pug faces of miserably wet Persians now, but she wasn’t among them. She was on the bridge, manning one of the stations. She had come a long way. Continue reading “Otters In Space 2 – Chapter 32: Earth”
The yellow rosebud holds a secret in its petals,
Like a promise,
On the tip of the tongue,
Waiting for the moment when trust blooms,
And the words can finally be said.
The first of the Kipper Brighton: The Hero of Europa videos hit the sketchier parts of the interwebs before Kipper’s friends and family even knew if she’d survived the rescue mission to Europa. No one in the rest of the Solar System knew what was happening in orbit of Jupiter. Had the Jolly Barracuda succeeded? How many had they rescued? Or was the Jolly Barracuda just another ship smashed to pieces by the raptors? Continue reading “Otters In Space 2 – Chapter 31: The Solar System”
Holly’s bedroom looked like a scene out of Roger Rabbit or one of those other movies that mix animation and traditional film styles to make it look like cartoon characters and normal human beings live in the same world. Holly knew there were a bunch more recent movies like that, but her parents mostly only let her watch movies that had come out years before she was even born. They weren’t subscribed to any streaming services, so everything they watched came from a huge wall of bookshelves filled with actual DVDs. Continue reading “Cosmic and Miley”