A Star and Black Fur

He sneezed, thistles tickling his nose, eyes darting around.
No one, yet.
Next branch.
Reach…
Grab.
Pull.
Things rattled around him.
He caught the glimpse of a sparkle close above.
His heart fluttered.
That thing taunted him every time they set it up.
Flashing and glittering, attracting all kinds of strange creatures to the neighbourhood.
He had to spend hours in the windows, protecting his home from intrusions.
Next branch.
Upwards.
There it was, the star, just a black, furry paw away, if only he could…

Warm hands grabbed his belly and pulled.
“No, not for you Mister Wiskers.”

15 thoughts on “A Star and Black Fur

    1. Haha, it makes me happy to hear that :D our little black ball of fur is 5 years old but still a baby and as cheeky as ever. Never listens! He’s gorgeous.
      Thank you for popping in to have a read :)

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    1. Thank you very much for the wonderful feedback! I’m glad you were so immersed in his world. He’s an amazing little creature, though super cheeky!
      Thank you for giving it a read and leaving your thoughts :)

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  1. Now that’s just dandy; has us wondering who’s the protector until the paw appears – and a great take on Charli’s challenging prompt. It’s only when the story has unfolded we make the link between the dissonant objects.

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    1. Wonderful :D that was the goal, and I’m quite glad it turned out so well. I like creating a twist ending and leaving out details enough to imply a thing different to the true situation, it’s great fun. Thank you for giving it a read and for leaving some feedback

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  2. You had me on the edge of my seat waiting for the final moment. I knew something would happen, just not what. Great twist at the end – although expecting something I was ready for fright and horror, not a little black pussy cat. Gave me a good laugh.
    Welcome to the Carrot Ranch Rebecca. Happy writing.

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    1. Haha, thank you very much for the lovely comment :) I’m glad it was entertaining and that the twist was effective. You have made my morning! And thank you also, for the welcome, you have all bee wonderful

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