Saturday, September 26, 2009


I finished writing "Hounded" today. It is a mystery/were-creature short story that I have written for the anthology The Beast Within 2: Beast Unleashed. Here is what it is about:

Toby Hound is not only a private investigator, but he is also a were-hound. When the lovely and mysterious Catherine "Cat" Reynolds comes to his office, Toby is intrigued. The woman is certain her sister is missing, and Toby believes that she may be on to something when he discovers that four other women are also missing from the area in the past three months. His investigation takes him to a bar called the Wolf's Den that is run by a werewolf. Amanda "Kitten" Reynolds scent is there, and Toby knows that he is on the right trail. When Cat comes into the picture and screws up the investigation by being taken herself, Toby must race against time and the full moon to find Cat and Kitten before it is too late.

"Hounded" is 4,741 words long, which is good, since the anthology is calling for stories from 2,000-5,000 words. "Hounded" is now with my critique buddies, so when I hear back from them and make changes, then I'll be ready to submit it.

In other news, I didn't get anything else accomplished today. I do plan to work on Moonlight Murders this week, if I get a chance.

1 comment:

Aubrie said...

Finishing a short story is enough for one day! You should celebrate by taking the rest of the day off! I do.

Your story was great! I loved it. I tried to be really picky on my comments to make it the best it can be but it was great even before I got to it!