Thursday, January 26, 2012

Novel excerpt 01 26 12


      After their breakfast in the morning, Emily called,“Time for walks!” The pack gathered in the dog room at the back door. Zackexplained to Hope and Proper that since their Emily was terribly slow, and wasso handicapped with her limited human senses, she was understandably frightenedabout getting lost. For that reason, whenever they were out of the yard, theirEmily tethered herself to each of the dogs, except Driver.
     The bad thing was that she put the tethers aroundthe dogs’ necks. The Elders – Queen Raine, Thelonious, Zack  – were thrilled at this whole tether notion.
     “You’ll get used to it,” said Zack. “We all wearthem, see?”
     Hope felt a little choky, but she mimicked her uncleby holding her head up and trying to ignore the thing around her throat. Properthrew himself on his back.
     “Gack!” he protested. “This thing is cutting off myair! How do I get it off of me?”
     Queen Raine stamped her feet.
     “Oh do get up, you little dweeb. We’re allwaiting for you.”  She looked up at herEmily.“You insist on bringing horrid puppies into our packand this is what we get.”

hug your hounds :-)