The Trucker Whose Words Saved a Kitten and Inspired a Book

Author Tamira Thayne has a new book out this week, “Spittin’ Kitten’s Speed-Away”, and in her blog post she tells the story behind the story. Check it out!

Tamira Thayne's "Untethered"

The evening could have ended badly—very badly.

But because a trucker took the time to stop just long enough to get through to me, this story has a happy ending.

I know nothing more of the hero of this story other than that he was a black man with short hair, and it seems to me that his rig was white. I could be wrong, though, because it was his words that captivated my attention and stole the breath from my lungs: “I just saw something run under your car; it might have been a kitten.”

I was tired, it was late evening, and I was returning from taking my mother and stepfather to the beach for a few days. Our trip had ended on a sour note; my mother suffers from dementia, and the drive back to their house in Pennsylvania had been grueling for all of us…

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