Quatro in a Quandry @AprilA2Z

Okay, I’m scrapin’ the bottom of the alphabet, here, and I’ve had to break open an out-of-print book that I’m polishing for republication. FORCE OF HABIT is a humorous science-fiction cop caper book, kind of THE HOT ROCK in space only not. This is the book that launched the Holly Jahangiri short stories. Holly isn’t in this book, unless I write her into it … hmmmm….

ANYWAY, Quatro Petrie is a character in FORCE OF HABIT.


What shall I say? I wish this blogger had tapped my sister, Tetra, for this assignment but, of course, Tetra doesn’t begin with the letter Q. While she’s rewriting the story, she could always rename Tetra so that it — the name she chooses in place of Tetra, I mean, of course — does begin with the letter Q. But, no, that would be too much trouble for the great and powerful author. She would rather put me in an uncomfortable position.

Tetra is much better with humans than I am. Oh, no, we aren’t human. We’re Gilhoolies. Yes, from the water planet Gilhoo. Would you like to see my gills? No? Well, please yourself.

Since this is the A-to-Z Blogging Challenge — hence, my compulsory appearance here — please go visit The Quintessentially Questionable Query Experiment.


Thanks, Quatro. You’re more fun than a barrel of sea monkeys.

What do you think? Should I give Holly Jahangiri a bit part in the polished FORCE OF HABIT?

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Someone your character doesn’t know asks if they would like to see something questionable.




I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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