New Website


I recently started a new website. It’s just an experiment and I thought it would be a good idea to do as the literate cat that I am. I will now give book recommendations and some reviews of books that can be found on Smashwords. Those same books might be available from other stores, but it’s hard for me to know unless they are my girl’s books. If you’re interested, please check it out at Sir Socks Le Chat’s Book Recommendations Continue reading New Website

Epistles from the Emperor: Vol. VIII


We interrupt your usual monthly communication from the emperor to bring you an emergency missive! Pay attention, readers, for this is an important message from his highness, Emperor Julius! His highness is currently being held hostage and subjected to atrocious acts. Despite his power, he is currently unable to escape from this predicament. His highness requests assistance immediately. He does not know if he will survive. Should he survive, he will be a shadow of his former self, haunted by nightmares. He is suffering horrors he hoped never to experience. The Emperor is being given a bath! This emergency missive … Continue reading Epistles from the Emperor: Vol. VIII

Epistles from the Emperor: Vol VII


Happy summer tidings, my dearest subjects. A month has already passed since my last missive to all of you. The active, bird-filled days of spring are gone now, having melted away into the long, lazy days of summer. I have completed my move into my summer quarters, as is usual. In warmer months, I typically prefer the airy solitude of my window sleeping-places over my chair by the fireplace. I enjoy my chair, and my bed, and my servants’ laps, but there is a season for everything, and summer is the season for unbothered napping in sunny windowsills. Unfortunately, the … Continue reading Epistles from the Emperor: Vol VII

Epistles from the Emperor: Vol VI


Hello again, my dearest subjects. As the cold season passes into warmer tidings, my silent war with Dog continues. The war is still ongoing, although it is a quieter one these days. For the most part, Dog and I have settled into an unspoken truce about territory and dominion, and we have established a working order for how things will go as long as he is a resident occupying space in my empire. My dining and bathroom areas remain private, cordoned off for only the Emperor’s personal use. Dog is not to approach me if I am in my Royal … Continue reading Epistles from the Emperor: Vol VI

Epistles from the Emperor: Vol V


Dearest subjects, We are now entering month four of my ongoing war saga with Dog. Where I left off last month, it sounded like things were winding down between me and Dog. It seemed as though some kind of truce was on the horizon for my empire. Alas, my good heart was mistaken. I have come to discover that there never was a real truce, not truly. My war with Dog has now changed from one of raging battles to one of icy jealousy. Dog no longer makes direct attempts to grab my territory, nor does he challenge my sovereignty. … Continue reading Epistles from the Emperor: Vol V

Epistles from the Emperor: Vol IV


Well, dearest subjects, I have good news. I may have sounded tired and downtrodden in my last letter to you all, and it may have stirred fear and concern among you. My empire enjoyed peace and stability during my unchallenged reign, and the prospect of a power struggle was certainly upsetting. Great empires do fall, but fear not, for the will of God-Emperor Julius, yours truly, has prevailed over that of Dog. It was not easy. I fought tooth and nail–literally and figuratively. I waged back-to-back battles. I fought for every last inch of my territory. Every carpet, every kitchen … Continue reading Epistles from the Emperor: Vol IV

Epistles from the Emperor: Vol III


Dearest subjects, It feels like it has been half a year since I last dictated a letter to you. The past four weeks have waxed extra long here in my winter quarters. Long days turn slowly into even longer nights, and I have been exhausted keeping extra watch throughout the hours. You see, life in my realm has been forever changed. In my last letter, I spoke of something suspicious happening underfoot. There was excited whispering within my servants’ quarters, hushed voices speaking of something known as Dog. I had hoped it was just a rumor or some ill-fated song … Continue reading Epistles from the Emperor: Vol III

Epistles from the Emperor: Vol II


Dearest subjects, It is I, your royal emperor Julius, writing to you again. I am still comfortably ensconced in my winter quarters, where I am passing the days indoors in warmth and firelight. The icy grayness outside does not touch me, and the leaves have quieted their assault for now. My fortress has been solid and secure, and I sleep well through night and day, listening to the slow song of the wind… …that is, until recently. Very recently. Dearest subjects…I believe something is afoot in this place. Things have not been as they were, and I notice my servants … Continue reading Epistles from the Emperor: Vol II

Epistles from the Emperor: Vol I


Dearest subjects, Greetings from your godly emperor, his Royal Highness Julius. I am writing to you from the warm comfort of my winter country home. I hope all of you are faring well through this harshest season and looking forward to the sunbeams of spring. I am well, as always. I have a fire to sleep by and many beds and chairs all to myself. More importantly, I have my own throne at last—a proper throne, a regal throne, from which I can gaze upon my empire. I have to keep close watch over my territories. Outside, there are all … Continue reading Epistles from the Emperor: Vol I

I Was a Pumpkin for Halloween 


Mama keeps me close on Halloween  The night when ghouls grow cold and mean And things are not how they should seem I’m Mama’s boy on Halloween  She has pumpkins one, two, and three, But the cold outdoors is not for me  I stay warm on Mama’s knees  Safe inside on Halloween I’m her pumpkin on Halloween  As the witches dance and werewolves sing She keeps me close so I can dream Of caramel cake and pretty things  I’m a pumpkin cat on Halloween  Continue reading I Was a Pumpkin for Halloween