The Jade Camel (out-take)

Ceridwen regarded her visitor, there was something familiar about her, although she was sure they’d never met.

Cullen jumped up beside Cynthia and started grooming his silver-grey fur; Cynthia’s face lit up, ‘what a beautiful cat, a perfect pedigree, like my own handsome cat, Asmar,’ she smiled at Ceridwen, ‘I feel I already know you, being another of Ms Hall’s characters – we were talking about you when she came around to invite us to her book launch* this Friday,’ Cynthia caught Ceridwen’s puzzled expression, ‘ah, but you would know her by her pen name, Holly Atkins, I suppose.’

A flicker of recognition passed over Ceridwen’s face and Cynthia pressed on, ‘I came to warn you about the potential danger you’re in from the Jade Camel – that little statue that Joey found the other day – you must have felt its aura.’

‘I did sense something, but when Joey went out earlier whatever it was left with him.’

‘Just be careful, I don’t know what Ms Hall has planned for the little series you’re in, but that camel means trouble,’ Cynthia stood up, suddenly feeling rather faint. It was time to get back to the familiar surroundings of her own book.


*The author is indebted to Spira for the promo video

Written in response to two challenges:

Di of Pensitivity 101’s Wednesday’s Three Things Challenge: POTENTIAL, PEDIGREE, GROOMING
Denise Farley of GirlieOnTheEdge’s Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt: BOOK

Loads more great Sixes here!

Three things Challenge and Six Sentence Stories logos

Photo credit: illustration from a book somewhere on my bookshelves which I STILL cannot locate 😉

74 thoughts on “The Jade Camel (out-take)

  1. Two characters from two different books meeting? And discussing about their situations and their author’s unpredictable moves? W😀w, I love this, Chris. Your talent is beyond. Amazing 👏. Keep writing this beautifully. 🌷

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  2. I love your promo video, Chris. I feel like a character in a third book, who opened a door into another world and went in because the characters looked friendly, and I love cats. Fun post. I look forward to getting better acquainted. I see you are friends with a good friend of mine, Sadje.

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  3. Love it, Chris! I love crossovers; and there’s also a tiny hint of a break in the fourth wall there too – which I also love… AND there’s the two versions of you there as well! Cynthia forced her way through to Ceridwen; and, I think (just to add a little more to the crossover) she managed to infiltrate my subconscious to such an extent I called another blogger Cynthia instead of her real name when I was posting a reply there. I thought it was just a simple gaffe on my part, but now I’m thinking differently. All this multi-dimension toing and froing (or thing and frying as spellchecker wants me to put! 🤣) seems to be spreading out, emanating even, throughout the Blogoverse… your book launch looks like it will be fun! 🙂

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  4. (“No…wait”) waving hand in warding-off motion, (the square root of the meta story, times the number of fourth walls… damn! not ‘times’,,,divided by!)
    is this thing on?

    Loved the Six and if we manage to get through the festivities without collapsing into our rhetorical navel, it’ll be a miracle.


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  5. Might have been Sadje who mentioned crossover. And who doesn’t enjoy a crossover?!
    Nicely done, Chris.
    (Considerate of Ceridwen and Cynthia to give you the day off and write your Six. But then, they know you’ve got a big day tomorrow 😀)

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    • Thanks, Doug! In fact, Cynthia’s cat was named after another beautiful Abyssinian feline that I met at a restaurant in a small French village we stayed in years ago. Worry not, back to the story next week.

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