Sunday, January 2, 2011

Jenny Twist's Entry

From the novel, "Domingo's Angel":

Domingo and Angela stood on the terrace looking at a large orange cat. “He just turned up,” said Angela, “when you were out with the goats. He jumped down on the terrace, went ‘pprrrrppp!!!’” she made a strange noise halfway between a cat’s mew and the trill of a bird, “ and smiled at me.”

Domingo raised his eyebrows. “Smiled?”

“Like this, “ said Angela, and closed her eyes briefly and smiled just at the edges of her mouth. At the same moment the cat assumed exactly the same expression, as if to demonstrate the point. His fur was exactly the same colour as Angela’s hair. They opened their eyes simultaneously and Domingo noticed that his eyes were also exactly the colour of Angela’s. It was faintly disturbing. Then it bowed its head slightly and mewed softly. It sounded suspiciously like the noise people make when they are agreeing with what you say.

“He almost talks, doesn’t he?” said Angela. Can we keep him? I always wanted a cat, but my mother would never let me have one.”

“But, of course, “ said Domingo. “It is necessary to keep a cat in the house, in order to keep the mice away.”

The cat gave another mew of agreement and walked away.

“I wonder if he’ll come back,” said Angela.

The next morning there was a neat little row of headless rodents laid out upon the terrace.


Domingo's Angel available now:

Other works by Jenny Twist:
Take One at Bedtime:
Curious Hearts (Doppelganger):


  1. It's obvious Jenny has been around cats - mine smile like that all the time - but they stay inside, so no headless rodents for us :-)

  2. You're definitly a cat purrson Jenny!
    A cat person knows a cat CAN smile & will often leave "presents" for their people. The prrrp is common knowledge around cat people too.

    Good luck in the voting Jenny.

  3. I am a cat person. I have always had cats. I live on a farm in the coutry so I have 7 cats. All outdoors. I have one in the house. My cats are good mouse catchers. When the farmers start picking in the fields they do their job. When I come out to take the kids to school in the morning I have a pile of mice on my back porch. I hate mice and the first couple of times, it scared the heck out of me. Know I look before I go out the door so I am not surpised. They are all great mouse catchers and do a great job. I have lived in my house for 5 years now, and have only had once mouse in my house. I feed the cats very well so they stay around. They also get along with our dogs very well. I have a pitbull and a bull mastiff.
    Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win. This is a new author for me and am always looking for new authors and books to read.
    GFC & blog follower: Chris Bails

  4. I once had a cat that was half Lynx. He would hunt every night and bring back something to lie at the door for the next morning. The first time it happened I screamed ---it was a dead gofer. Eeeewww!

    Anyhoo, CATS RULE!

    hugs, Kari Thomas,

  5. I was torn between a few stories, but I had to go for this one!

    Amy Eye

  6. Thank you for all your lovely comments. I SO appreciate your support. Very intrigued by Kari's Lynx-Cat. He must be really something.
    Love and hugs

  7. The only people that don't know cats can smile are those who don't have cats. Notice I didn't say owned. Cats are not owned they live amongst us. Now dogs on the other hand are like kids they need you all the time. Awesome scene would like to read the whole story.

  8. You are right cats are not owned . . . I think maybe they are the "owners" sometimes. Love my cat.


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