It came from Mari Ness

Mari Ness’s story “Cat Play” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 8 January 2016. I don’t really remember much about the actual writing of this story, but I suspect that I wrote it in part because although one of the cats that I live with seems convinced that I too am a cat, just a rather overlarge and clumsy one. (The other cat is well aware that I am a deeply inferior creature who can…

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Cat Play – Mari Ness

When the girl moves almost next door – across the way in our apartment complex – I lose my breath. Literally. She’s – well, gorgeous doesn’t begin to cover it. Long, incredibly rich black hair that you know just from looking at will feel like silk, and extraordinary eyes that I’ve never seen before – large, green, tilted, kinda cat shaped, really. The eyes are the first thing you see in the face, which is…

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A question for Mari Ness

Q: Are titles easy or hard for you? Do you start with the title or the story?

A: I hate writing titles, primarily because I am just terrible at it. It’s always the very last part of the process for me. I can’t even imagine the idea of starting with a title and writing a story, although I realize others do just this.


Mari Ness’s story “Cat Play” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 8 January 2016. Subscribe to our e-mail updates so you’ll know when new stories go live.

About Mari Ness

Mari Ness spent much of her life wandering the world and reading. This, naturally, left her only able to eat chocolate, snark about popular culture, and occasionally write.  She lives in central Florida, with a scraggly rose garden, large trees harboring demented squirrels, and two adorable cats.


Mari Ness’s story “Cat Play” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 8 January 2016. Subscribe to our e-mail updates so you’ll know when new stories go live.