FROM A CAT’S P.O.V. | Selected Stories
The following are among the stories selected for Post-To-Print’s first anthology, FROM A CAT’S P.O.V. The deadline for submissions was March 1, 2018. These wonderful stories are drawn from a world-wide pool of talented authors who share fascinating insights into the relationship between humans and their cat owners. This collection of multi-genre stories will appeal to all readers.
THE OPEN ROAD by Lisa Timpf
Most shun the solitary life; a few seek it.
Quicksilver, ship’s cat by profession, was in the latter group—alone, on the move, and one step ahead of his nightmare—until the day he met it face-to-face.
SPECIAL by Charles Brass
Family was . . . well, family. Maxie was special.
Not fair. But what was Aunt Po’ to do? What did they expect? It wasn’t her fault she’d made it from the gutter into the good life.
THE REAL THING by Tom Larsen
Locked in a vending machine—bummer!
His stomach rumbled. He could hear his little girl calling him home. Leon hoped it’d be a short winter.
THE CAT’S APPRENTICE by Rose Strickman
Change is bad; being ignored is unacceptable.
No one was putting Malcolm in a corner. Not his personal wizard and certainly not this interloper wizard-wannabe.
INTREPIDUS by Jennifer Loring
It wasn’t the first time he’d made her feel alone and unloved.
The breach between cat and human can be insurmountable, and the need to strike out from the pain of unrequited love, impossible to ignore.
TISHY by Isobel Horsburg
Some cats are talented. Others are unnaturally talented.
Tishy loved bringing little gifts home for Laura and her mother—found objects—some valuable. But she outdid herself the day she brought home Quintus Liberalis.
THE STRAY by Jeremy Megargee
I kill to eat, and to feed the big pink one that cannot hunt.
There are fences, and barbwire, and smoke that burns the eyes and throat. She cannot escape, but like me, she is a survivor.
WITCH CAT by Frances Pauli
Her kind are on the way out, but Old Gert isn’t one to go quietly.
How is a good witch expected to earn her living if no one believes in magic? Cheat. And Gert knows exactly how she’ll do it. “Here kitty, kitty, kitty.”