Cats and kittens can be expensive, even if you can do magic to help out. but Cat Tales is a bargain. Only $1.99 (till the end of April) for a digital copy, or $9.50 for print gets you an excellent collection of short stories, but helps save lives and makes the world a better place. All proceeds go to the Against Malaria Foundation and Cats Protection.
Illustration by Anna Smallman
It was sunny for the first time in weeks. He enjoyed the warmth on his face, felt his shoulders relax and his arms swing and realised that for the first time in ages, he was happy. He was glad the cat had chosen him. Maybe not him exactly, but his flat, his pile of dirty laundry. It was currently lying on his smelly blue top, right next to a pile of grubby grey underpants. ‘What’s that if not love?’ he smiled to himself.
But things aren’t as rosy as Michael imagines. He’s the owner of the smelly top in The Magician’s Cat, Mai Black’s story in Cat Tales, the anthology drawn from last year’s Book a Break short story competition. First of all, he’s down to his last fiver, which was meant for beer, not cat food. Then it turns out he hasn’t…
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