Monday, September 20, 2010


By Pat Cunningham

You can always tell when I’m stuck for a topic because things like this come out of my keyboard. It was this or the moon bunnies. Enjoy.

“I knew something like this would happen,” Lenora said. “This is why men should never be allowed to do magic.”

Gil stared behind him at his bushy tail, then up at the full moon. “You’ve got to be kidding me. A were-squirrel?”

“I told you to double-check the fur before you committed to the spell. Just because it’s gray doesn’t mean it came from a wolf.”

Gil flexed his tiny paws. “So help me, I’m going to kill that peddler.”

“How? Gnaw him to death?” She giggled. “You do look kind of cute like that.”

“We can reverse the spell, right? Or do I have to go through this every full moon now?”

“Well, the change came from magic instead of a bite, so we should be able to fix it. I’ll call the local coven and see what I can come up with. In the meantime, there’s this really nice oak tree out back. Or maybe you’d like to run along some power lines.”

“Oh, shut up and pass me the Planters.”

I'm still doing a last-minute polish on my vampire story. I'm hoping to have it out by Friday. I have no idea what I'll work on next. I kind of had an idea for an M/M/M, but I'm intimidated by the pronouns.

By the way, what's the difference between M/M/F and M/F/M? I saw it defined somewhere, but I forgot.


Savanna Kougar said...

Pat, I don't know the difference on that designation. [M/M/F] could mean two men already in a relationship decide to add a woman.

Loved your inspired Squirrel-Were flash... ya know squirrels can be darn fierce when they want to... ever watch a male squirrel who is up on his stump, chattering fiercely because he's in territorial mode? I wouldn't mess with him.

What I do know is that if you write F/MMM you ARE NOT welcome on the Love Romances Cafe' loop during their GLBT special day.
And, they don't seem to care about authors who write those kind of menages. I'm in rebellion mode over it and I'm about ready to boycott their loop, and anything having to do with them.

I don't discriminate against ANY subgenre. Why should mine be discriminated against???

Solara said...

MMF triad is where the two men are involved with each other and only one with the female. MFM triad is usually the men are not invovled with each other and both are involved with the woman. Though I know where the two guys were both into the woman and each other. My family make up is FMF where both women are involved with the male. Though again both women can be into each other and the male as well.

Sorry if I confused you more Pat!

Savanna most folks think Polyamory/Alternative Lifestyles work one way. The way they feel safe picturing it. Been doing this long enough to know it is a kin to Baskin Robbins 31 flavors plus.


Savanna Kougar said...

Sunny, thanks, your knowledge is much appreciated.

And, I love Baskin Robbins.

Rebecca Murray said...

Oh, I loved the were-squirrel! Would the one saying men shouldn't use magic be the "bendy bitch" from your dialog flash a few weeks ago?

Savanna- I had also noticed that about the Cafe. They really get into "clique" mode at times. I don't post there much, but I'm a habitual lurker. As for F/MMM, I don't get what the problem is. If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times- don't read it if you don't like it and don't attack it if you won't read it...


Savanna Kougar said...

Rebecca, yeah, if they are going down the clique road, I'll just forget about posting there. No point.

Pat C. said...

Everybody, thanks for clarifying the terminology. What happened was, I was halfway through my vampire story when I got an idea for a sequel. The two guys (human and vampire) are involved with each other, but add a woman. Both the woman and the human guy are devoted to the vampire, but enjoy each other as well.

Rebecca, that was two men in the dialog flash. The vampire considers himself the "man" half of the relationship. The human just smiles indulgently and lets him get away with it.

I'll be sure to steer clear of that loop. After I lurk for a good long while, of course.

Savanna Kougar said...

Pat, your books could go over really well at Love Romances Cafe'... so, you might want to give posting a try.

Serena Shay said...

Fantastic filler, Pat! :)