Horror Writer’s Namesake

So, we named this cat Poe for several reasons. At the time, we couldn’t tell if it was a boy or girl–it’s hard with long-haired cats and well, everyone deserves a bit of privacy.  Poe worked for a boy because I love the writer and it worked for a girl because I love the singer. Plus, he hid at first and we’d catch only glimpses of white fluff , like hints of a ghostly presence.

Poe was the perfect name.  He turned out to be male. And once he grew brave and ventured out… his reign of terror began.

He can’t resist the lure of pen and paper.

He sneaks up, stretching and looking as cute as he can before he…

Is possessed by the writer and goes for the pen!

But all he does is chew on the pen for a minute before passing out. (Me thinks the original Poe shouldn’t drink before he possesses my animal.)

And then, the ghost leaves and my Poe is all sweet and innocent again.

Until he wakes up.


About Rinda Elliott

Writer.I love unusual stories and credit growing up in a family of curious life-lovers who moved all over the country. Books and movies full of fantasy, science fiction and romance kept us amused, especially in some of the stranger places. For years, I tried to separate my darker side with my humorous and romantic one. I published short fiction, but things really started happening when I gave in and mixed it up. When not lost in fiction, I love making wine, collecting music, gaming and spending time with my husband and two children. I’m represented by Miriam Kriss of the Irene Goodman Agency.
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5 Responses to Horror Writer’s Namesake

  1. My husband is going to die of regret when when I show him these pics. heh.

    And now I’m missing Poe. (And you, too. lol.)

  2. relliott4 says:

    He is a little monster, but so sweet, he gets away with a lot.

  3. Tez Miller says:

    Bet he prefers print books over eBooks – Poe loves paper! 🙂 P.S. Has he scratched you whilst trying to steal the pen?

  4. He’s precious! Every time I try to type on my laptop, Ginger tries to recline in between the computer and my body. Needless to say, my little orange fur covered beach ball doesn’t fit!

  5. relliott4 says:

    Hi Tez-yes, he’s scratched in the past when grabbing the pen. Not this time, though he did work pretty hard to get it away from me.

    Sara, Poe loves my keyboard, too. In fact, he’s crunched up against it right now.

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