Thursday, December 18, 2014

Flash Fiction Friday 2


Here's this week's prompt:

And here's my 100 word response:

It was an impulse buy and my heart was thumping vigorously for the recklessness of my actions. I was desperate to hide it. Once home, I headed straight for the basement, hiding my folly in a loose wall panel. I turned to find my secret deed scrutinized by my black cat Pluto. His sagacious one-eyed gaze bored into me. But surely my cat would never reveal me? I ran upstairs to greet the sounds of my beloved returned home, only to be stopped cold by the screeching meow of Pluto, leading only to exactly where I hid it.

I drew heavily on Edgar Allan Poe's short story The Black Cat which I highly recommend reading.

Sorry this isn't more festive for the holiday season. Hopefully you'll be able to find some Christmas cheer in the other Flash Fiction posts found here:





Thanks for reading!

6 comments:

  1. I really like the emotion in this; we can feel the panic at the beginning, and the frustration as the cat meows. But now I just really want to know what was bought!

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    1. Thank you! Is it bad that even as the author I can't decide on what was bought?

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  2. That dang black cat! (I love that short story! Good choice!)

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    1. Jordan actually gave me the inspiration to use a Poe story :)

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  3. I like the kitty's name, so cute ^_^
    Really curious about what was bought though. But I like that you left it open, left it unknown. It could be anything!

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