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September 13, 2004

little paw series notes

i have now published all that i have written already in the little paw series. as many of you have no doubt surmised, these are stories from my cat moses' life, told from what i imagine might be his perspective. all of the stories are of things that actually happened.

as i remember more interesting stories, i will probably write more. maybe one day i will seek a publisher for this material. perhaps it could be a children's book.

the installment that folks commented they found scary and suspensful, i unfortunately don't have anything more to say about. we went walking in the woods one day and then suddenly, the woods ended and we were on some land that had been clear-cut. my landlady told me that her neighbor had had the land cleared to sell the wood on it. it was really a shame, and kind of a freakish experience for me.

the one thing i wish i could get across in this series that i really cannot is what a wonderful, sweet cat franny was. most of you never knew her. everyone who met her fell totally in love with her.

Posted by lisa at September 13, 2004 01:11 PM | TrackBack


weirdly, i was thinking last night that these would make a great book. but not one w/ cutesy illustrations, one that was sort of stark (in a good way) to emphasize the language more than the kitties.

Posted by: alicia on September 13, 2004 02:06 PM

interesting. more like a graphic novel or a comic book?

Posted by: lisa on September 13, 2004 02:10 PM

maybe, or maybe something more like neil gaiman's kid's books, where the focus on the words isn't diminished by the illustrations (and where the illustrations aren't exactly cute), or maybe something with more abstract sorts of illustrations. not to be vague, just really there are lots of options, and i was thinking about things that wouldn't detract from your words.

these are the things i think about when i can't sleep, and when i'm worried about the next installment. :)

Posted by: alicia on September 13, 2004 08:22 PM

For me the tension in the story about the walk in the woods came mainly from Frannie being unable to pee. Which made me fear she had some horrible ailment.

You should definitely look into getting this series published.

Posted by: Sarah on September 13, 2004 09:25 PM

ok, that's good to know (about where the tension was coming from). in addition to that being a very distinct memory of mine, i did put that in there on purpose to create that exact tension.

alicia, i have not seen neil gaman's children's books-- i will have to check them out.

Posted by: spacegrrl on September 13, 2004 10:46 PM

i can lend them to you if you're interested. :)

i'm sorry, yes, i should have stated specifically that i was worried about frannie and that something bad would happen to her in the next installment.

Posted by: alicia on September 14, 2004 12:49 PM

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