Friday, July 1, 2011

Cat and Mouse

Ever try writing a story in one hundred words or fewer? It's fun, but challenging. Here's one I wrote for a contest, that earned Honorable Mention:

Cat and Mouse

“I pounce, therefore, I am.”

“You are what?” said the miniscule brown mouse.

“I am a cat,” said the fluffy yellow feline.


“Show some respect.”

“Why should I?”

“I am a dangerous wild animal.”

“Oh, please!”

“Watch me.”

“You’re just sitting on the bookcase,” scoffed the mouse.

“Keep watching.”

“Still nothing. I‘m getting bored.”

“Ready?” asked the cat.

“For what?”

“For what’s going to happen next.”

“You’re bluffing. You’ll do nothing.”

The cat jumped high in the air, performed a somersault, and landed squarely on top of the mouse.

“I tried to tell you: I pounce, therefore, I am!”

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