Saturday, January 21, 2017

Flash fiction contest


Tell us what's going on here:
1. in 25 words or fewer
2. posted in the comment section of this blog post
3. one entry per person

4. If you comment, but it's not an entry say so (sometimes that gets ignored, right Steve Stubbs?)
5. Contest opens NOW
6. Contest closes at 7pm tonight (1/21/17)


55 comments:

Carolynnwith2Ns said...

On this new day, as different as we may be let us respect and rest in that special space closest to our hearts, home.

french sojourn said...


“This whole catnapping 22 hours a day is making me sleepy.”

“That’s cose you’re doin it wrong Fido, now shaddup....”

“You’re on catnip, aren’t you?”

Brie MP said...

Sworn enemy,the best of friends; as we lay here nestled close, I have to say i love my new best friend.

Susan said...

🎶"Rock-a-bye kitty on the pillow top...
When you are sleeping,
I'll eat from your litter box." 🎶

Cheryl said...

"Hey, heyheyheyhey. I got the cheese down. Leave some for me, OK?"

Craig F said...

“Grocery day. She comes in, you grab her attention and I’ll clip her behind the knees. You get liver, steak for me.”

“I want fish.”

Robert Ceres said...

“I wish I could tell you.”
“What?”
I’m too embarrassed. I can’t say.”
“That’s stupid. Here, whisper, right in my ear.”
“I…I love you.”

Theresa said...

But can't we just....
Shhh!
No, really, we could go...
Shhh. It's over now. Time to rest.
Love you, Barack.
Love you, too, Joe.

Donnaeve said...

"Staring at you."

"Couldn't care less."

"Still staring."

"Still not caring."

"Staring."

"Not caring."




*silence*



"Your ear's touching me."

"Couldn't care less."

"Still touching..."

...

Deb Smythe said...

”My only love sprung from my only hate!
Prodigious birth of love it is to me,
That I must love a loathed enemy.”

Michael Seese said...

As Pen and Gossamer awaited the surgery to separate them, one thought crossed their mind.

Mom and Dad have a lot of explaining to do.

Johnell said...

Quick! Cover the documents! Do something cute and she’ll never suspect … okay, she’s gone. Back to our plans for world dominance!

Brigid said...

Mischief managed.

Colin Smith said...

It was only when Fido was paralyzed from the snout he realized he was dealing with Felix the Ninja Cat, and his Ear of Death.

Kregger said...

Is that a cat growing out of your head, or are you just happy to see me?

Steve Forti said...
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Steve Forti said...

"Last night was a mistake. I wasn't myself."
"Understood. Friskies and Whiskeys Night claims the best of us."
"Soooo... same time tonight?"
Purr.

Kathryn said...

“Psst! Mom has a treat in da kitchen for you.”

“You just want my spot, don’t you?”

“…it’s made wif love.”

Geoff Holme said...

*YA-AA-AW-NN*
That was weird, Rex. I had this KER-RAY-ZEE dream that I was snuggled up to a CAT! Can you imagine?!?
Rex? You smell funny...

Amy Johnson said...

She didn’t want to believe him.

“It’s true,” he said. “Just politics as usual. They’re all sleeping together.”

mythical one-eyed peace officer said...

"He said,'whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood.'"

"Great, but I hope we don't have to bleed at all."

roadkills-r-us said...

Fighting near black hole
Caught at event horizon
Perpetual bond

Angie Brooksby-Arcangioli said...

Dog whispered, "I can see your brain through your ear, you know."

Cat asked "What do you see?"

"Nothing."

BJ Muntain said...

"Okay. Calm down. If I pretend I'm sleeping all nice with the dog, no one will think I'm the one who killed him. Right?"

Beth said...

The rabbits have pledged their support, Your Majesty. The coup begins at dawn. The can opener shall be ours.

Sherry Howard said...

Mama left me in charge, Flutternutter. She needs you to unroll all those yarn balls. Now, get busy! She'll be so proud.

Joseph Snoe said...

Love without prejudice.

katie said...

The rocks in the water were slick like a fresh licked cat, nestled unwillingly up against dunes that lay dry and sleeping like a dog.

Kate Higgins said...

Dog, "I Love your ability to bedazzle and dominate"

Cat, "I Love your ability to ingratiate and love unconditionally"

Dog, "we're talking about humans.....right?"

CynthiaMc said...

Dogs barking. Can't fly without umbrella.

Kate B said...

The moment before Fido learned to let sleeping cats lie.

DLM said...

If it weren’t for that knee in the dog’s ear, this might be a perfect yin and yang.

The knee may make it possible, though.

Lennon Faris said...

“Hey, psst, don’t move! Human’s taking a picture! Don’t disappoint Human!”
“Human’s taking a picture because I commanded her to”
“How—”
“WITH MY MIND”

Ed Miracle said...

Mouth-to-ear resuscitation: You better start breathing, or you're gonna die!

Debbie Dorris said...

“We fooled them, they’re gone. On three jump up there and push that roast off.”

“Uh-uh.”

“Aw come on.”

“La la, not listening, la!”

“Awwwwww!”

Mark Ellis said...

Harboring conflicted impulses—his superego’s prohibition of inter-species breeding and his Id’s primal attraction to Simone—Rex sniffed a pheromone and wished himself a tomcat.

Marie McKay said...

Playful, intelligent nature lover enjoys good company, long walks, fine food and occasional cosy nights by the fire. Seeks similar.

James Sanders said...

The leash on its hanger resembled a noose, not a romp in the park. Samantha would be heartbroken—Bowser's cancer had spread. The Vet waited.

E.M. Goldsmith said...

After fighting over the same 1 square foot for a whole 9 minutes, a cease fire was enacted to make time for a much needed nap.

Claire AB. said...

"Wish she’d stop reading. Wait! She just cat-eared the page!"

"DOG-eared – you should know."

"I’m looking at your ear – triangle! Duh!"

"IQ debate now settled…"

lizosisek said...

“Don’t tell Whiskers, or I’ll have the alley cats to answer to.”

“I ain’t talking. Don’t need T-Bone barking about me cozying up with felines.”

Lisa Bodenheim said...

"When d'you s'pose they'll be back from the march?"

Snore.

Sigh. "Wish I were with them."

AJ Blythe said...

Dog: Is all the blood covered?
Cat: Enough. We're adorable. Our human won't notice.
Dog: The empty cage?
Cat: Worth it.

Sherin Nicole said...

This was her 25th reincarnation. Precisely which laws of time, space, and species would she need to break to escape this son of a bitch?

lamandarin said...

Canine: "MI6, I'm in place. The feline seems to be buying it."

Feline: *Just a little closer...*

Eileen C. said...

"Are you awake?"
"No."
"Really - are you awake?"
"I am NOT awake!"
"I really wish you were awake!"
"Sigh."

Steve Stubbs said...

One critter is ignoring the other one and is not commenting until after the contest ends.

Even though it has a lot to say..

MA Hudson said...

Just a few more seconds of pretend sleep and that waxy, furry ear canal is all mine.

Dena Pawling said...


Cat: She wants us to write a caption. *yawn*

Dog: *Opens eye. Closes eye.* I agree.

Cat: *Purr*

Dog: *Snore*

Kate Larkindale said...

"Can I tell you a secret?"
"No. Sleeping."
"That's the secret. You're not anymore."
"You ass!"

kdjames.com said...

"She's coming back, right?"

"Yes, dog."

"What's that noise?"

"Hmmm?"

"Like… people chanting."

"That's the sound of freedom."

"But is she--"

"Try to stop her."

Noel (tell me now) said...

There would be a time for fighting later. Now, they agreed to rest.

Uma jiji said...

Yo, why you pretend sleeping on the squirrel? You stir out, I'm gonna get him. Cannot keep him from me, y'all!

Uma jiji said...

Yo, why you pretend sleeping on the squirrel? You stir out, I'm gonna get him. Cannot keep him from me, y'all!

Deborah Herd said...

12 years. That’s how long I have loved you. They said we were too different. It wouldn’t last. What did they know? Farewell, my angel.