THE RULES ARE SIMPLE:
- Write a complete story, beginning, middle and end, in 100 words or less.
- Take time to proofread and edit.
- Make every word count.
- Include the photo prompt and Linkz on your page and link your story URL.
- Read and comment. Reciprocation is half the fun!
It’s not what you look at that matters it’s what you see. ~ Henry David Thoreau
Special thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for her weekly inspiration
the cat came back…
PHOTO PROMPT © CEAyr
He’d tried numerous ways to be rid of the cat that slept on his scooter’s seat each day.
Scaring only caused it to wink is eyes. Boxing it and freeing it in the woods simply increased the time between sightings. Then he tried giving it away. The new owner promised she would keep it inside. She called a week later telling him it had escaped.
And there she was.
Scooping the cat up he took it inside. Then, grabbing a butcher knife he cut off a largish hunk of fish and fed her.
Resignedly he whispered, “Welcome home”
Giving credit where credit is due – I think my writing today has been heavily influenced by a song written in 1893 by Harry S. Miller.
Image Credit: PD-US, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18062272
And up until today I had thought it was a product of the early 60s, as in this very popular version recorded by the New Christy Minstrels.