It's amazing how quickly life can change. One minute you're a reasonably normal person - the next minute you're the foster mother of an infant and a celebrity cat manager.
All's been quiet on the writing front (and will likely stay that way for the next couple of weeks) because I spotted this little fluff-ball on the footpath on the way home from work the other day and took him home.
The story was picked up by the New Zealand Herald and then went global! I'm now spending as much time helping Bruce manage his Facebook page as I am feeding him and getting him to sleep.
If you'd like to find out more about Bruce you can visit his Bruce The Cat Facebook page, check out his New Zealand Herald article or read more on The Dodo or Love Meow.
2023 Burns fellow Kathryn van Beek has an MA from Victoria University Wellington - Te Herenga Waka’s International Institute of Modern Letters. She is a winner of the Mindfood Short Story Competition and the Headland Prize. Her collection of short stories, Pet, is available as a podcast, and her work has also appeared in Overland, takahē, Newsroom, and the Sunday Star-Times. She lives in UNESCO City of Literature Ōtepoti Dunedin with her two rescue cats.