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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Cat Goddess by Janice Seagraves

In my book science fiction book series, Chronicles of Arcon, I have a cat. Not any cat, but a Goddess. I refer to her as the Arcon's living Goddess. What that means is she is a living creature with special powers that walks amung them. So how is this science fiction and not fantasy? Her people, the old ones, developed right beside the humans and the humans worshiped them.

It was funny too, I had no plans on introducing the Goddess or God of the Arcon race. I acutally kind of thought they didn't worship at all, but I started adding her in and surprised myself.


     Snatching up a pine cone, Audrey pitched it over the fence. Something scurried off making the huge ferns move in its wake. Peering over the slats, she didn’t see anything. A squirrel?

And then later:

"Audrey walked down the road and heard a rustle in the brush. Bending forward she peered at whatever it was. A pair of red slanted eyes met her gaze for a moment, and then disappeared. 

"What the heck was that?"

I wonder where I was going with this.

But then later, while Blade and Audrey were talking, it all became clear:

 “The Mother? I heard Keefe swearing by the Mother, a couple of times. Is that your religion?

Do you worship the Mother?” 
Something chuckle in the underbrush. A bird?      

“Yes and no,” Blade said, bringing her attention back to him. “The Mother is the progenitor of our race, and she is the last of her kind.”

     “What do you mean?” A chill run up her back.

     “The Mother gave birth to the first of our species. We made a capsule for her, and then we took her to the stars with us.”

     “Whoa, time out,” she said, making the “T” sigh with her hands. “Are you telling me you’re Goddess, your mother, which your race developed from, is-is a living breathing creature and you brought her here to Earth?” 

     “Yes, why is that so hard to comprehend?”

     “What does she look like?”

     “Paz’s pillow looks somewhat like her.”

     “You mean the pillow that looks like a purple tailess cat?”

And then I had the cat Goddess nailed down.
Read more in Alien Heart.

Alien Heart, the first of a whole new SF series.

Blurb: Divorcee and single mom, hardworking Audrey Westberry is the host of a cable TV show called Miz Fixit.
Romance was the last thing on Audrey’s mind when two handsome extraterrestrials join the audience of her show.
Soon Audrey finds out a single word “mated” has different meaning when you are born a galaxy away. After a wonderful night of passion, Audrey finds herself far from home, impregnated and her life turned upside down.
Will she ever be able to leave the alien compound, see her son again, or get home in time to film the fall season of her Miz Fixit show?
But what’s a girl to do with two aliens that smell like candy, and their kisses taste like it, too?


Melissa Keir said...

Sounds like a fun read. Of course, Cats are goddesses and gods! Mine rule the house!

Jacqueline Seewald said...


It sounds like a great read. But I think this is really fantasy not science fiction.
Then again, sci-fi and fantasy can be mixed. This is often the case.

Paris said...

I've never known a female cat that didn't think she was a goddess, lol! Sometimes having a character develop organically can be a wonderful surprise. Sounds like a fun story:)

Janice Seagraves said...

Hi Melissa, Thank you. Yes, I'll have to agree with that. :)

Hi Jacqueline, I think mine is more of a speculative fiction.

Hi Paris, Yes, they can be. It's true the Arcon cat Goddess is organic to the story and surprised me. Thank you.


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