Saturday, March 10, 2012



Ray Appleby from the "Cat in the Stacks" series by Miranda James



Ray Appleby, reporter for the Athena Daily Register has a few questions for Charlie Harris



RA: Thanks for taking the time to talk to me today, Mr. Harris. I've been wanting to interview you for quite some time.



CH: My pleasure, Ray, and please call me Charlie.



RA: Thanks, Charlie. Oh, I see you have your cat Diesel with you. Does he go everywhere you go?



CH: Pretty much, Ray, except to church and the grocery store. I guess by now people in Athena are used to seeing us together.



RA: Now then, Charlie, let's talk about recent events. In the past year or so, you've discovered several dead bodies. Don't you find that a bit strange? And aren't the police looking a little askance at you now?



CH: Well, Ray, yes, I have discovered some dead bodies, but my finding them was just something that happened. I don't go out of my way to get involved in murders, you know.



RA: Sure, sure, I understand. You're a librarian, right? And librarians are usually quiet, self-effacing people.



CH: (chuckles, while Diesel warbles several times) I am a librarian, and very proud of it. But librarians are just like other people. Some of us are quiet and introspective, others are just the opposite. I tend to be on the quiet side myself.



RA: So then what is it about you that attracts these murder cases? Frankly I'm surprised you haven't been the chief suspect a few times.



CH: (bridles slightly, and Diesel's ears go back) I really have no idea. These things just happen, and I somehow seem to get involved, that's all I can tell you.



RA: You'd better hope it doesn't keep happening, or the good folk of Athena may run you out of town.



CH: I don't think that's very amusing. Come on, Diesel, I think this interview is over.



RA: (sounding nervous) Hey, that cat doesn't bite, does he? He looks kind of mad at me...

6 comments:

  1. Hey, Ray... don't you know? Never EVER peeve the cat!

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  2. I think Ray should watch his back...cats are great at sneaking up on you.

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  3. Never make a cat mad . . .

    ~ Mochie

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  4. Murder scene, reporter = returning to scene of crime?

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