The authors of Here Be Magic have combined their efforts once again to bring you the finest in short paranormal fiction! Today we are thrilled to announce the release of The Cat's Meow by "Hera B. Magic" with stories by Cindy Spencer Pape, Shona Husk and Angela Campbell, who also created the cover. Editing and formatting by Jody Wallace.
Three splendid short stories full of black cats, Halloween and even a little romance. Another anthology from Hera B. Magic and the authors of the Here Be Magic blog. 23,000 words.
“Kit’s Cat” by Cindy Spencer Pape. Kit’s life has gone downhill and then downhill some more, and she can’t even get a good night’s sleep. When she realizes the stray cat that’s been caterwauling outside her window is injured, saving it will take her life on some ups and downs no one could ever have predicted.
“The Tenth Life of Vicky Torres” by Shona Husk. Seth expected the world to end in wars and bombings, not in a plague. When he obeys his dying father and heads for their secret cabin in the mountains, he gets lonely so fast that he’s willing to share his meager food with the stray kitty that appears in the woods. But is the cat what it appears to be or is it something else entirely?
“The Night Shift” by Angela Campbell. Hailey Crawford has finally got her life in order, and it’s unfortunate that it doesn’t have much space left for sisters, nieces, or boyfriends. It definitely doesn’t have space for vagrants hanging around her florist shop...until one night when an accident involving the vagrant changes Hailey’s outlook on everything. In fact, she wakes after the tragedy to find her outlook has gotten very close to the ground. Cat close, in fact.
It's possible stories will be added to this already magnificent anthology in the near future if other members of the Hera B Magic penname finish what they've been working on. We'll announce that if that happens. Talk about a revised edition!
This is the third and hopefully not final effort of Hera B. Magic. I (Jody W.) for one am thoroughly enjoying collecting and uploading these anthologies and can't wait to see what Hera comes up with next.
Right now the story's only at Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/489242 but it's free and available in all formats. PLEASE let us know what you think! Since it is free, your feedback is our payment.
Hera B Magic (and Jody Wallace performing as today's typist)
Oh, and Meankitty. She helped with this one a lot.