Hello and welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, the blog hop where writers from a wide variety of genres share from their work in excerpts of ten sentences or fewer.
I don’t know about you guys, but I could use some light-hearted fiction to take my mind off things. All the things. That’s one reason I love Jacqui. He always makes me smile and laugh at my own jokes. I hope he makes you smile too.
In this scene from Wild: Jacqui the Cat Mysteries #4, Jacqui isn’t feeling too light-hearted. He’s discovered an intruder in his apartment, and is about to have his world up-ended. You can read last week’s snippet here, if you like.
“Reggie. We met last night.” The grin became stiff and the man’s nervousness seeped through his initial bravado. Man-boy. Young. Early twenties. Lanky but muscular. Big, almost buggy brown eyes. A close-cut, amateurish hair cut that might have been self-inflicted with garden shears. Toothy smile.
That’s ten. A lot of short sentences there so I’ll finish out the moment:
Cute as all get out. Rough boy manner. Rough like that mangy stray—
Jacqui couldn’t breathe. Couldn’t think. Couldn’t stop clutching the scissors like a mad man.
“You okay, dude?” the man asked.
Cat man. Cat shifter. One of his people. Jacqui’s people. Here in the flesh. All the flesh.
Nude cat shifter man in my place!
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Wild: Jacqui the Cat Mysteries #4 ~ Available Now!
Cat Shifter Jacqui Corleone has finally met his fated mate, but unlike in a romance novel, reality has other plans. For one thing, Wyatt doesn’t know Jacqui is a shifter. For another thing, the dog men are back, and along with their slobber and their bad breath they bring a new level of danger to Jacqui’s life, and to Wyatt’s. When Jacqui meets other cat shifters for the first time, he’s tantalized by a glimpse into their strange new world, but cats aren’t much nicer than dogs, and soon Jacqui must decide if he’s going to run again, or stand and fight against an enemy more powerful than he ever imagined.
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Oho. This is an interesting development, especially since I assume the man-cat knows Jacqui is the same. Otherwise, why would he have come to Jacqui’s in a way that would give away his cover?
Great scene. His reactions . . . are pure Jacqui. The things they can learn from each other – if they don’t get into a cat fight.
Great snippet. 😀
Enjoyed the snippet and I particularly liked following Jacqui’s thought process to realizing this is the other cat!
I love the description of the man, and Jacqui’s reaction feels so realistic. Happy and shocked at finding his own kind, but still concerned about the naked intruder. Wonderful snippet!
Wow! I did NOT see that coming! So…what about Wyatt??? Uh oh…
I can feel his shock. Great snippet.
I love how well you conveyed his shocked and scattered emotions here.
I love how he processed all the info. This made me chuckle! Great Snippet.
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