Sunday, October 5, 2014

Snippet Sunday: Not Your Usual Coyote

We have something a little different today. A couple of times through the manuscript, we left the point of view of our main characters and supporting characters and saw things through the perspective of other residents: animals. In this case, a coyote making his rounds in the vicinity of the home of Chloe's mother. Here he sees the arrival of Chloe and Gabriel on the farm.

He considered the land his own, crossing the farm periodically as part of his wanderings. He had come through the orchards often, knew the voices of the people in the area, preferred to avoid them. Instead he moved quickly, quietly, in the shadows, always on the hunt. Rabbits were the preferred prey in his diet, and he knew well enough to avoid the farms in the area that had livestock. While that kind of prey might be easy to hunt, doing so brought other problems. 
 The coyote had seen the car pull up at the farmhouse from a distance, had seen the younger couple step out. The female was related, in some way, to the woman who lived there.  Her cub, he thought. The male was a newcomer, had only shown up recently. I wonder if they’ve mated yet, the coyote thought.


  1. Stay tuned...this week, we'll be giving this blog a makeover. And Dana will have a close encounter of the unusual kind with a very famous raccoon!

  2. Interesting snippet--it was nice to see another POV.

  3. Very good... Who doesn't want to get inside the mind of a coyote?

  4. The coyote thoughts were so funny. I totally love that.