Catalytic Converter

Not the day I had planned, I returned from my Russian lesson to Cedar Rapids, and as I reached the edge of town, my check engine light came on. If the check engine light graces the Hyundai dash, it’s a real problem.

I drove across town to our beloved mechanic Firestone, where Dan told me eventually that it was the Catalytic Converter. Around $1000 and five hours later, the old Hyundai lives again!

I had my computer with me, and I spent those five hours integrating two sets of reading notes together with Hulk Hercules (thanks, Mark and Kizmet!). I’m about a chapter and a half from done, and as soon as I’ve caught up with youse guys, I will ship it off to Sonya. There will most likely be a goodbye note to it by the end of the night.

The only other writing news is Two Vampires and a Panel Discussion came back from Abyss and Apex. They thought it was great fun, but it’s not what they do. There really is no market for funny stuff of the short variety these days, is there? You always take a gamble when you send it out.


Right. Back to editing something funny, then. 🙂


Author: Catherine Schaff-Stump

Catherine Schaff-Stump writes fiction for children and young adults. Her most recent book, The Vessel of Ra, is the first book in the Klaereon Scroll series. She is currently working on its sequel, as well as penning the middle grade adventures of Abigail Rath, monster hunter.

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