A short excerpt from Kris— A Charles the Cat Story. For clarity, Kris lives at a Catholic orphanage:
The brisk evening air almost forced the boy back inside, but he was determined to be certain of what he had seen. Searching the pathway right and left, Kris found nothing but blowing snow. He had almost given up when he heard the soft mewing. Scrambling backwards, he scanned the pathway one more time. Standing in the dim light, white on white, was a tiny kitten, crying inconsolably. Grabbing the little creature and tucking it quickly under his jacket, Kris turned back toward the building, but almost collided with the parish priest in his hurry.
Flailing to keep his balance, Kris nearly knocked the man down and had pulled open the closure of the priest’s huge overcoat. “What have we here?”
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Charming eight, Patrick. You caught my attention from the first sentence. Thanks.
Wonderful job, Patrick. Echoing Charmaine’s words – you have me invested in the little kitten’s fate from the very first sentence. 🙂
Aw, I gotta love anybody who wants to save a kitten, especially when the weather’s horrible! But what will the priest think? Definitely an engaging excerpt.
thanks you Marcia!
You drew my attention and gained my sympathy right away! Great 8!
Now I’m nervous for the boy and the kitten. Loved his determination to find the cat! Excellent excerpt!
I hope the priest is fond of felines! Good luck little kitty!
I don’t think he is fond of anyone… Thanks for peeking in.
Great excerpt! 🙂
Thank you! 🙂
A very heartfelt 8. Wonder how the priest will react? The opening sucked me in. Who doesn’t want to save a cute kitty?
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Very nice, Patrick. Reeled me in. Wonder what the priest will think? 🙂
Hahhaa thank you Teresa! The priest has his own ideas.
A lovely eight there.