My author is so darned crazy… we’ve just had a discussion on what the rest of the story line is for Vacuum’s Ripples. My side of the conversation (if you can call it that) went… you’re what… you can’t do that… that’s completely insane… what?… huh?… followed by stunned silence as it all sinks in… and then that wonderful moment of PERFECT WOW!
I still don’t believe it, but I have to. It all fits together so neatly!
And before you good people ask – I’m not giving the details away. I’m afraid you’ll have to wait until my novel gets published (if my author can find a publisher that is).
So in the meantime here is an anecdote to keep you amused. It’s a true story of one of her meat cats, Kaspar, who unfortunately has gone into the great hunting ground in the sky. But like all her cats, he was a character.
KASPAR CAT AND HIS RABBIT
Chris sits down in the lounge with his hot cup of coffee to work on his computer.
Kaspar comes bounding in and runs around. Chris turns round to see that Kaspar is chasing a rabbit. So Chris gets up, opens the front door and chases both rabbit and cat out of the house. Chris closes the front door and goes to sit down with his still hot cup of coffee.
Kaspar comes back in through the cat flap with the rabbit and starts chasing it around the lounge. Chris gets up, and chases Kaspar and the rabbit out of the opened front door. Chris then slides the locking down door on the cat flap. He closes the front door and goes back to his not-so-hot cup of coffee.
Kaspar manages to push up the locking door and returns to the lounge with the now dead rabbit. He plays with the rabbit all round the lounge. Chris gets up, and chases both Kaspar and his rabbit out of the opened front door. Chris closes the front door, jams the locking door on cat flap firmly down and goes back to his cooling cup of coffee.
There is a thumping noise at the front door. Chris looks out of lounge window to see what is happening at the front door. It is Kaspar thumping rabbit against the cat flap trying to get in. So Chris goes out. He carries Kaspar from the front door round the corner to his favourite place under the fir tree and leaves him sitting there. Chris then carries the dead rabbit round the corner to Kaspar still sitting under the fir tree. Chris goes into the kitchen to see what Kaspar will do. Kaspar is seen playing with the rabbit under the fir tree. Chris goes back to the lounge to his lukewarm coffee.
Thump, thump, thump. Kaspar is thumping the rabbit against the cat flap. Chris goes out and takes Kaspar to the furthest part of the lawn, and then goes back to take the rabbit to Kaspar still sitting at the furthest part of the lawn. He goes back to the lounge to his cool cup of coffee.
Thump, thump, thump. Kaspar is thumping the rabbit against the cat flap. Chris goes out and takes Kaspar to the backdoor porch. He then goes back to the front door to retrieve the rabbit and take it to Kaspar still sitting in the porch. Chris goes back to the lounge and decides his coffee is too cold to drink.
Wife comes home in the evening carrying a crate full of stuff. She cannot see where she is going and walks on the rabbit.
Eight days later… Chris comes into the lounge and makes a quick phone call to his ex. He finds Kaspar on settee who promptly plops down and goes and sits under the computer desk. When Chris finishes the phone call, he wonders what is wrong with Kaspar and goes and has a look. Kaspar is sitting, guarding his new headless rabbit. Chris takes the rabbit out to the porch. Then he comes back and takes the cat to the porch… and then goes and makes his cup of coffee!