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!