Part 5 of the exclusive and revolutionary new novel, ‘The Cat That Reversed Time’. Time has coagulated and tastes of chicken.

Arthur sat back against the heavily upholstered left leg of Mrs Slefton and considered the possibilities that todays yesterday held for them all.

Lupin – for that was the cats name – was now fully de-inverted and stood beside the door, gracefully straddling time; his hind legs stood in the present past and his fore in the tomorrow future past.

Lupin’s hair, looked exactly like a cats hair, which had been attached by follicles to the skin of a cat, it had the delicate sheen of cats hair and was as soft as cats hair, with the distinct smell of a cats hair; it was his hair and he was a cat.

Lupin moved his left fore-paw and managed to gain ten minutes from the day before. The result of Lupin’s adjustments was to imbed a spoon into Arthur’s cheek, to send a perplexed Mrs Slefton into the kitchen and to lower Peralopolies pants a further ten millimetres.

Arthur noticed that the void pool was now fully coagulated and the hours that Lupin had collected had been turned into a thick butter. He removed all of his helmets, sat down onto the pressed aluminium stool, disconnected the spoon from his cheek and scooped a sample of the butter into his mouth. It tasted like chicken, chicken with thyme and time.

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Part 4 of the developing SF novel, ‘The Cat That Reversed Time’. Arthur sees a thing outside, and the cat has a thought!

“Liquids, liquids for sale.” The cry came from the small window that Arthur had designed for the wall. Arthur was surprised that sound could travel through such thick air, as yesterday had brought, but he accepted the cries as being actualities of the present and for the first time in three years, looked upon the […]

Part 3, from the new and exciting novel, ‘The Cat That Reversed Time’, the inversion contiues. Roll on Man Booker Prize.

Once all of that was over, it seemed that it was done and completed and finished off, to the point that there was nothing more to do and it was at an end and tied up and concluded and complete. “There’s still more to do” said Arthur. Peralopolies removed the towelling from what remained of […]

Part 2 of ‘The Cat That Reversed Time’ a developing novel by Simon French, To be continued… (Available for the Kindle and ipad)

It was the day after the night before the day that had preceded it, and the room had the atmosphere of a hopeless conversation. Arthur and Peralopolies sat and watched, as the cat continued to invert itself. The first sign of the inversion had started the minute Mrs Slefton had closed the door. Arthur conjectured […]

Part 1 of a series of free extracts, from the new and exciting novel ‘The Cat That Reversed Time’

He spoke with a voice like a rubber band, and his words left you feeling like you had just been roughly swabbed in the ears. Arthur turned towards Peralopolies, with his hands tightly clasping the handle of the Returnotronic Contraptionarium, the sequence had already started and the cat mewed softly in the corner. It was […]