Two Cats and Three Coyotes

Posted on 22 December 2011

I’ve been pretty busy lately (those cookies won’t bake themselves, and those bottles of Christmas ale won’t drink themselves, either), but I’m finally getting around to posting about my latest lit mag publication.

Three Coyotes is a rather new — and quite lovely — journal. My story appears in the second issue (Vol. 1.2, Summer/Fall 2011). I haven’t been able to read everything yet, but the first essay, “Snakebit,” by Connie Wieneke, has a line in there that made me laugh out loud on the bus yesterday. Any writer who’s ever showed their creative nonfiction to a family member and had to endure lots of “But it didn’t really happen that way!” comments would enjoy this piece.

As always, I photographed Cirrus and Saucy with the journal. And as always, Cirrus was a doofy but good-natured subject while Saucy did everything in her power to prevent me from getting a good photo of her. But here she is, a fuzzy ticking time bomb just barely tolerating the presence of the camera:

She reminds me of Snuffleupagus in this one:

Whatever you do, don’t make eye contact:

I’ll be back on Monday. I wish you a long holiday weekend full of cats and cookies and good reading material. Merry Christmas!

4 responses to Two Cats and Three Coyotes

  • Paul says:

    Three Coyotes looks like a fine publication. Once again, you have my awe and respect!

  • Congratulations on the short story publication! Wonderful news. Happy holidays, Laura.

  • Lyra says:

    So Snuffleupagus!
    Congrats on another story making its way into the world and a very merry to you and your husband!

  • Averil Dean says:

    Cirrus cracks me up. He’s the Homer Simpson of the cat world.

    Congratulations on another lovely publication, and Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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