Our Furry Friends #8

Cake & Quill

Last author in our series to reminisce about past pets is Kate Murdoch. She’s here today to tell us how to secretly keep animals when your parents are dead set against it. Kate exhibited widely as a painter before turning her hand to writing. Her focus on historical fiction, she also enjoys writing short stories and flash fiction.

Kate donated two short stories to our new anthology Paws and Claws, one featuring a snake, the other some kangaroos.


The Silverfish Tin

I was a bookish child, spending hours in my room writing stories or drawing. My greatest wish was to have a puppy, but we used to go away on the weekends and my parents said it was ‘impractical.’ I discovered the real reason when I grew up — they’re not madly into animals. To stave off my abject canine longing, I decided to keep silverfish. In the drawer of my dressing…

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