Wednesday, June 3, 2020
I wasn’t going to do a midweek post. However, yesterday, I started playing with something on Facebook. When several people came out to play along, I decided to continue the game here.
A strange little kitten (unexpected by me) poked his nose into my novel in progress. On a whim, I put out a query for everyone to “Name the Kitten.” He’ll belong to my heroine, a young woman with the scars of an abused past. Her name is Venus, and she ends up in a weird place with a bunch of strange people.
The setting is the early 1960s in a tiny Nevada town. It’s an urban fantasy story with a big emphasis on the quirky-factor. There are already a couple of cats (with small parts) in the story. He won’t have a big part either, but he’s an odd little guy, with a white body and a ginger tail, and a ginger spot on his head. (Those colors and markings are associated with some, but not all, Turkish Van cats.)
Several of your friends came out to play. You can join the fun by leaving a kitten name in a comment. Most of them offered more than one name, so I picked my favorite from their individual offerings. Here’s what we have so far:
Dan Antion suggested Snap.
Darlene Foster thought Spring suited him.
Mary J. offered Spice Boy.
Eolise De Susa thought about the era and said Apollo.
Carol Taylor suggested Echo.
Adele Marie Park came up with Neptune. (The kitten I shared on Facebook had his paw in a pool.)
Barb Taub considered literature of the era (Heinlein) and thought of Grok.
Donna Parker had no way of knowing it would tie to one of the other cat names when she offered Bloodnut.
What would you name a funny looking kitten, in a “far out” 1960s fantasy story, where nothing is as it seems? Leave a kitten-name in a comment. Or just say hello. Either way, you’re groovy!
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