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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Saturday's Storyteller: "Please do not let in the cat."

by Belinda Roddie

Please do not let in the cat. He's mangy and he smells funny. He attacked our basset hound the other day, and I swear he wants to place a curse on my son with his stare.

He's lived for longer than I have, and he's missing one paw. It was replaced with a hook because his owner felt it appropriate. They always pretended to be pirates when I was a child, and they truly went whole hog. Like, stealing my lunch money and trying to take over neighbor's boats in the driveway full hog.

Come to think of it, I don't think the cat is a cat at all. I think he's an overgrown, shaggy biped who lives in the cardboard hut just outside my neighbor Ted's condo. And I think he's hungry.

Just don't be fooled. And don't let him in.

This week's prompt was provided by a picture I found on Facebook. That's...that's about it, really. Nothing else to say.

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