Friday, November 04, 2005

No cream for this kitty

I just found this clever blog-story about a vampire cat entitled Death Sucks. It's updated every week or so with a new chapter. (Hint: unlike most blogs, the newest entry is at the end, so start reading at the top of the web page, or you'll be as confused as I was.)

I'm not usually one for reading fiction online. First of all, most online novels and stories, well, suck*. They're on the web in the first place because the writers couldn't find a publisher, or gave up after getting a couple of rejections or, worst of all, were afraid to submit it for fear of rejection. Second of all, it hurts my eyes to read too much text at one time.

But this one's funny and well-written enough to keep me interested in spite of all that. The chapters are short and can be read in a few minutes. I hope it finds a publisher one day.

*When I say "online," I mean posted on a web site, not an electronic book. Many e-books are awesome. For instance...


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