FFfAW Challenge-Week of December 5, 2017 – The Cat’s Third Life.


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The cat had a premonition of danger long before it arrived. The sense of doom came across the more pleasant images of sardines and lying on her owner’s bed.

The cat saw the crossing and thought, ‘That is getting closer. She’s going far too fast. Pull up!’

Then the cat thought, ’What am I worrying about, I have nine lives and I know I’ve already used two, so what is there to worry about?”

In an instant, it all happened. The girl woke up just as the train hit. Her lights went out, but the cat was sent tumbling through the car as it was bulldozed along the train tracks.

After what seemed an eternity the train and car came to a halt.

The cat raised its head and saw daylight and made its way out of the wreckage. Looking about it gave itself a bit of a shake and sat and licked itself clean of the dust and the memory of what had just happened.


Written for: https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2017/12/04/fffaw-challenge-week-of-december-5-2017/

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29 Responses to FFfAW Challenge-Week of December 5, 2017 – The Cat’s Third Life.

  1. michael1148humphris says:

    The use of the word bulldozed says it all, a great use of the prompt.

  2. Iain Kelly says:

    Cat made it look easy! 🙂

  3. Fandango says:

    Happy ending for the cat. Not so much for the girl.

  4. James says:

    Certainly a self-obsessed cat, but then a lot of them are. Poor driver.

  5. Reena Saxena says:

    The cat’s perspective has been built so beautifully!

  6. Typical cat, doesn’t really care about anyone else but herself. But I guess that is one of the things that makes them so special 🙂

  7. yarnspinnerr says:

    So it still has a few lives left. Kool take.

  8. Hahaha! That’s pretty much how cats are! Great story Michael! So sorry about the cat’s owner!

  9. Mara Eastern says:

    Awww ❤ I mean, it's terrible, but as long as the cat survived 😉

  10. The Chad says:

    Yikes, well not a total loss– the kitten survived thankfully. Good story Michael

  11. Good story. The last line “licked itself clean of the dust and the memory” was a great touch.

  12. athling2001 says:

    How like a cat. Well done.

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