Melodie Muses On Nyota’s Incredible Journey

And worries about that weasel!

Penny Grubb
Flint and Steel
Published in
3 min readJul 20, 2022

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Image: H. B., Pixabay

As Long As We Remember by Kae is a space adventure, suitable for all ages. It is set in the world of the video adventure game, Starbound.

It’s going to be one swift karate chop, weasel stew, and a pair of gloves

I loved that Nyota, the main character in this book, took in a lost weasel and gave it a home. The thing is that Nyota really isn’t a pet person. She’s had a pretty harsh life, and has only just begun to get things properly on the rails. She has never had the time or opportunity to get to know the wonderful world of pets of any kind. Her encounters with creatures rather tend towards the explosive and life-threatening.

Book cover reproduced with permission from Fantastic Books Publishing

Life dealt Nyota one blow too many. She was all alone and didn’t know where to turn.

Then Weasel arrived.

I confess I was worried. I could see right off that Weasel had no ill-intent and just wanted some company, but how would Nyota greet him? It’s going to be one swift karate chop, weasel stew, and a pair of gloves, I thought to myself.

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Penny Grubb
Flint and Steel

An award-winning crime novelist & long-time amateur poultry keeper, who specialised in teaching methods, healthcare & software engineering as an academic.