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Secret Lives of Cats available

A lot of people have asked where they can find “The Secret Lives of Cats.”  Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine has put the story online for the Anthony voting period.  You can find the entire story here.



  1. Cynthia K. Dalton Cynthia K. Dalton
    May 30, 2009    

    I loved this story. Especially the emphasis on the differing perspectives from cats to humans, and the difficulty recognizing common objects and places from the cats’ points of view.

    • May 30, 2009    

      Thanks. I guess you can tell I live among many cats.

  2. James A. Ritchie James A. Ritchie
    May 29, 2009    

    “The Secret Lives of Cats” is a great story, just as I’ve expect from you, though reading it irritated me a little.

    I’m a writer myself, you see, with several novels and a bunch of short stories to my credit. Here’s the thing. I have two indoor cats, several outdoor cats, and a woodsy/swampy area out back where the outdoor cats spend their days.

    But did I think to write such a story? No, of course not. Not me.

    Funny how an idea comes to one of us, but not the other.

    • May 30, 2009    

      LOL, James. You are not the first writer to tell me this about this story. :-)

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