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Languorous Lass

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on: January 10, 2021, 10:40:21 PM
CatsCast 289: The Thing in the Basement

• Author: Gerri Leen
• Narrator: Tina Connolly
• Host: Laura Pearlman
• Audio Producer: Peter Behravesh
• Artist: Matt Dovey

"The Thing in the Basement" originally appeared in InterGalactic Medicine Show, Issue 57, June 2017.

Click here to listen to CatsCast 289

You can hear it, in the basement, behind the metal boxes that your human puts her outer-coverings in just when they start to smell good—when the boxes are done, she brings out her things stinking of flowers or fruit. She’s lucky you know the sound of her voice, because her scent is all over the place.

You chirp to get her attention. A cat would understand the sound. “Alert! Something to hunt!”

But no. Your human is frightfully stupid. She goes on loading the boxes and turns them on. You hear the sound of water, but you can’t see it. You’d splash in it if you could. Your kind has played in water since cats first walked the earth. You’re the original longhaired breed. Your lineage was explained to you by your mother, who heard it from her mother, who heard it from hers.


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