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Five humorous short stories make up this collection by Deborah Ochery, Janet L. Loftis, and Xina Marie Uhl. Here you’ll find a quirky mix of romance, science fiction, and fantasy that’s sure to amuse as well as intrigue you. The best part of all? It’s FREE.

Episode 1: Deborah Ochery
Adventures in Speed Dating: Speed dating! Where the best your city has to offer steps forth to WOW you in ninety seconds or less! Kendra is not impressed.

Episode 2: Janet Loftis
The Human Jean Gnome Project: a hospital laboratory, a dwarf, a confused intern, and puns!
Yeah, But Can It Drive a Car: Aliens fly millions of miles just to navigate California freeways. This involves much driving like Starsky and Hutch.

Episode 3: Xina Marie Uhl
A Fairy Tail: A lustful knight and a shape-changing unicorn compete to win the hand of a damsel who’s not in distress in this fantasy romp.
Out of the Bag: Jason the cop makes an intriguing personal connection in this short, short, short story.
Bonus excerpt from The Cat’s Guide to Human Behavior, a hilarious look at humans’ eccentricities from a cat’s point of view.

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Cover art for The Cat's Guide to Human Behavior

“At last, a manual that unravels the tangled inner workings of human beings, allowing you to subjugate them better than ever before!” — Catsweek

As cats, adoration is our birthright. Humans have proved this by worshiping us as gods since the days of Ancient Egypt. But despite the superiority, brilliance, and regal bearing of the feline race, our companion humans continue to frustrate us with their bizarre actions and incomprehensible desires — until now. In The Cat’s Guide to Human Behavior, eminent humanologist Professor F.L. Uffy reveals the mysteries behind the lumbering, gigantic oafs we lovetolerate so much. Keep this guide on paw to help you solve some of your most difficult human-related issues.

  • Recognize warning signs for impending conniption fits
  • Learn how to chase away unwanted romantic attachments
  • Implement tried and true techniques to increase your food supply
  • Wake your slumbering companion at your favorite hours —2 am – 5 am

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Also available in ebook and paperback formats.


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