Ha ha - this is so unique - told in
the eyes of a kitty-cat - so well written
and very entertaining...
no wonder it's been nominated for Book of the month.
good luck to you, my friend.
I've really enjoyed Zahir at Elsa's house. There are great characters there. Very entertaining! Is michael really elsa's lover or is that just what zahir thinks? Hope all is well!
Lovely. It is so well written and I just love the interaction between Zahir and Annabelle the ghost, and the way you are getting the history of angora entwined into the story line. Well done. Looking forward to reading more. Ulla
I love this opening, Alison:
'The reading room looked as cozy in Annabelle's time as it did in our own, more so. The furst thing that struck me was the wallpaper; a trellis pattern, a ramble of wild roses, with tasty bluebirds :) perched here and there amongst the foilage...'
Your poetic details always add so much depth to the story.
A true story that relates to the Encyclopedia Brittanica: I once babysat for a cousin, not quite two at the time, who refused to sleep in her crib unless she had a stack of EB's in bed with her. True story!
I wonder why Annabelle can't access certain rooms? I'm sure we'll find out.
Great write, as always.
Hahahaha! "Tasty Bluebirds and well named swallows," you are a star, that is a master stroke. I'm still laughing. This is my favorite book on fanstory, I'm the world's oldest kid and it rocks me beautifully.
"smaller than the one in(the) bathroom above,"
" "Those planks came out(on) an American ship, an old Revolutionary brig."
"My great-great grandfather was supposed to have recorded her(his) name in a diary"
"I believe He choose(chose) to live among us, I'm sure of it,"
An engaging interlude showing the growing relationship between the of this world and the ghost of another world. I have heard it said that cats can see things we cannot when it comes to the spirit world. Good writing...
You're really starting to build up a great picture of Zahir's and Annabelle's relationship.
A few bits and pieces: (* *=insert; [ ]=delete):
'Those planks came out *of* an American ship'
'We kept my piano in there too. I've never been able to access it, which rather frustrates me. The reading room, my bedroom, now the bathroom, and, of course, my cedar closet are the only places where this happens. It seems it has something to do with the north side of the house." ' (I think this needs some more clarification. The only places where what happens? On the face of it, piano playing is what happens. But clearly that is not the case. I assume, but I'm not sure, that you mean that it is only in rooms on gthe north side that Annabelle is able physically to react with her material surroundings).
'I believe He cho[o]se to live among us'
'for it*'*s remarkable that the cats, dogs and other animals'
I saw what I thought may have been a couple of errors.
"Those planks came out (of?) an American ship," and "I believe He choose (chose?) to live among us,).
It is interesting that Annabelle can bring up images of her home the way it was in her time. She seems very proud of it.
Good update, one of the best. The encyclopedia excepts are fun.
No detectable spags.
One wonders how your move progresses or not?
Keep in touch.
Poor Zahir, he expected so much more out of the encyclopedia or the knowledge of humans, but then, they are not Angora cats. Annabelle is so diplomatic and certainly made Zahir comfortable. Good chapter. I will wait for more. Kat