Magpie Tales Sunday, June 28, 2015 – Fluffball

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Image: Midsummer Night’s Melancholy by Michael Sowa

It was on the way down that Fluffball realised he had used his ninth life the week before.

There had been the incident with the Smith’s labra poodle exacerbated by the Alsatian sticking his nose in where it didn’t belong.

It was all a very nasty and distasteful affair and Fluffball had come out of it the worse for wear.

What was a minor dispute over his food bowl had escalated into a war from which he had been rescued only in the nick of time.

He’d spent the week licking his wounds and curled up on the windowsill. But today looking across at the Alsatian looking so smugly at him it had become all too much and Fluffball decided to show the mangy dog he was not above the ultimate adventure.

Thinking cats always landed on their feet he had launched himself into the void and only now remembered much to his disappointment.

‘Bugger,’ thought Fluffball as he neared the end.

Above him the Alsatian looked smugly down.

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28 Responses to Magpie Tales Sunday, June 28, 2015 – Fluffball

  1. Woo. Nine lives have limits. And smugness seems to know some kind of self-righteous eternity.

  2. phylor says:

    This time furriociosity (and forgetfulness) killed the cat. I wonder if the Alsatian can count to ten?
    A nice late evening smile.

  3. mandy says:

    Bugger indeed ! :O

  4. Oh.. there is an end even to 9 lives.. and this sounds like a useless waste… I feel sorry for Fluffball.. 🙂

  5. Shame he didn’t do that ‘buy nine get one free’ offer!

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  6. DELL CLOVER says:

    Ohh, you have me chuckling with wicked glee–my halo just fell off.

  7. Sounds like he too life a little bit for granted. Good story.

  8. Helen says:

    … a fine bit of prose!

  9. Oh, crap. I just hate it when you lose track of lives.

  10. Candy says:

    uh,oh! Nice story.

  11. Hey! Lena says:

    Oh, Fluffball – you numerical idiot, you!!

  12. Tess Kincaid says:

    Fluffball. Giggle.

    • Hi Tess I hardly think Fluffball found anything to giggle about on the way down even though we find his predicament somewhat amusing. Have a good day, I’ll try to stop by next week.

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