Category Archives: Columns

HoC Postscript

Warning: Spoilers ahead for the conclusion of House of Cats. Go read that first. Dear House of Cats readers, Los Angeles traffic is a bear today; the Lakers are having their parade. Everyone who isn’t on the road for work … Continue reading

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HoC Ep. 20: The Master of This House, Pt. 2

One Week Later… Heather followed the doctor through the quiet hall of the clinic, closed to normal clients for the evening. The faintly antiseptic smell of the recently washed floors and tables mixed with the whiff of vitamin snacks hidden … Continue reading

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HoC Ep. 19: The Master of This House, Pt. 1

Up on the ladder, Rune swept the brush left and right, spreading a thick daub of paint across the molding where the wall met the ceiling in the solarium. After the experience of falling out of that tree–not landing on … Continue reading

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HoC Ep. 18: Alley Cat Blues

Dopple found a rock in the scraggly backyard. “We’re not going to have a lot of time,” she said. “Do you see her?” The tom cupped his hands around his eyes and peered in the dark window. “Something must be … Continue reading

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HoC Ep. 17: God Save the Queen

Heather felt the tip of her pencil tear into the paper. Rune’s front paws, planted on the two sides of the open phonebook, obscured the number she had been copying down. “What do you mean, hire someone?” Rune asked. He … Continue reading

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Working Review: Forest for the Trees

By way of explaining why I chose this month’s writing prompt, I must offer an awkward confession of personal behavior quirks: sometimes, I like to blindfold myself while I write. This is marginally less weird than it sounds. It works … Continue reading

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HoC Ep. 16: A Jury of Your Peers

George knew, when he saw her car in the driveway, that he had company, but he hoped it was not so even as he opened the unlocked front door and walked into the living room. The coffee table had sprouted … Continue reading

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