Sunday, January 08, 2017

Flash writing contest!/CLOSED!



Flash writing contest!
In 25 words or fewer, tell us what is going on here!

No prompt words.
One entry per person!

Post your entry in the comments column here.

Prize will be a book of some kind (unless you want a cat!)

Contest opens NOW.
Contest closes at 7pm Sunday 1/8/17.
Results posted Monday 1/9/17.

I assume every comment is an entry unless you tell me otherwise.

53 comments:

CynthiaMc said...

The giant butterflies come out at night, spin people in cocoons.

They got Mom.

Me and Midnight are the only ones left.

We're ready.

Amy Schaefer said...

"The kids disappeared through that damn wardrobe; this has to be the way into the Land of Butterflies or so help me..."

french sojourn said...



For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.

I was blessed to be born a cat, but cursed having OCD, damn crooked pictures.

Mallory Love said...

Minerva Mcgonagall demonstrated to Professor Longbottom how transfiguration could help with the renovations for his new office. Crooked? Nothing a cat's touch can't fix.

Sharyn Ekbergh said...

I can’t believe they took down the picture of me and put this shit up instead.

charlogo said...

As the cat burglar checked behind every frame for the wall safe, he thought, once again, how opposable thumbs could have improved his profit margin.

Carolynnwith2Ns said...

All Black-cat Can Do, Even From Great Heights, Is Jump.
Keyword, Ladder. Many New Options Perhaps.
“Quickly Run,” Said The Unafraid, Very Wise Yellow-cat,
“Zip-line.”

Steve Forti said...

"There. This one is straight. Now for the middle one."

Dena Pawling said...



If that ungrateful servant hadn't left me - ME, the Duchess of Yowl! - I wouldn't have lowered myself to such menial tasks. Oh the shame!


Megan V said...

Wretched humans. Always throwing things behind glass for their own amusement. They can keep me in this house, but you poor buggers are coming out.

Colin Smith said...

Leave without setting out food, did ya? Well, let’s see how your OCD-addled brain handles this!

Julie Weathers said...

John Berendt was racking his brain for a title to his new book when he noticed Midnight attacking his garden of butterfly and dragon paintings.

Cipher said...

Only at that moment did Emperor Howl realize the gravity of his mistake.

Craig F said...

“I saw you move. Now, quit pretending to be a wallflower. Come out and float like a butterfly so I can sting like a bee.”

lamandarin said...

Cat-a-whompus

Cheryl said...

Someday a cat will fly. Today is not that day, and Lovey is not that cat.

Lennon Faris said...

Turn around. They’re not real.

Tuh, I’m no kitten anymore. I know the butterflies are fake. See? Another bird! So long, Mom.

Dote –hang on –

Jennifer R. Donohue said...

We flutter, heartbeats trapped beneath glass, our original captor long dead. How the world has changed! This is only our most recent bid for freedom.

The Cozy Escape said...
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Kathryn said...

Janet mustn’t know about the raves we throw when she’s engrossed in a book. But is the picture crooked or is that the catnip talking?

Susan said...

"Get the level, Larry."
"Wha--"
"The level. Get the level."
"I don't have--"
"But those paintings aren't straight."
"Hold my beer, Norma. I got this."

John Davis Frain said...

It's like the one where I'm holding up the tower in Pisa.

Take the pic, will ya? We gotta hang these before she gets home.

Joseph Snoe said...

Cat man do what human couldn’t. Straight up true, butterfly.

Claire Bobrow said...

House rules, she said.
No climbing on the drapes, she said.
Artwork?
I don’t believe she did.
Mention it, I mean.
Categorically speaking.

Adam Gaylord said...

The laser grid would reset in 37 seconds unleashing Dr. Schnauzer's minions. She knew the Jade Monarch was here, but which painting hid the safe?

BJ Muntain said...

Got the middle one exactly where I want it. Now to tilt the other pictures the same way. She'll love this!

Mike F. said...

One: Jump to window.

Two: Cut glass with claw.

Three: Eat butterflies!

Here we go...
Wait...slipping...got it!
Now to reach over and...
...Dammit...

Marie McKay said...

He's a collector. A houseful of cats. A shelfful of houses. A wallful of shelves. A falsehood of walls, wherein he keeps his Little Butterfly.

Janice Grinyer said...

"I THOUGHT I TOLD YOU!! NO...WIRE...HANGERS...!!!"
~ kitty dearest

NotJana said...

Feline Buttonweezer finishing off the sea leg adjustment room on Carkoon while cussing out Canine Buttonweezer for eating all pictures of kale.

JD Horn said...

The argument ended when Martha proved there really wasn’t room to swing a cat without hitting one of Mary’s butterfly prints.

Beth said...

It was all fun and games until the clock struck midnight and the butterflies retreated to their respective paintings, leaving Noire hanging by a nail.

RosannaM said...

“Dang, Mom’s rearranging the furniture again, but does she have to do it New Year’s Eve? I guess it’s up to me to straighten the art. Sheesh.”

Donnaeve said...


"You see a cat?"

"Yes."

"You shouldn't."

"Okay."

"What do you think?"

"I'm...crazy?"

"Maybe not."

"Well, what do you see?"

"Nothing."

"What about butterflies?"


Kregger said...

I told Gossamer they were straight, but nooooo.

Besides, DOY said the flutterbys are nonGMO and gluten free.

Give a cat a hand?

Mary said...

March 4, 1986. Our house.
"Dammit, Martha, it's either that cat or me!"
April 4, 1986. Divorce court.
Good riddance.

Ophelia L. said...

Kuro waited until his lady was out and then jumped onto the dresser.

"There's got to be a way to let these tasty guys out!"

Claire AB. said...

Who says I can’t catch a butterfly in an apartment?

Spiderman clawed up the wall and readied his paw.

Crap. Fooled by the window again.

Scott Sloan said...

Peter Parker?
Peter Parkour is more like it…

♫ Spidercat, Spidercat…
Does whatever a Spidercat does ♫

Web…?
I don’t need no stinkin’ web…

Arlene said...

If told you once, I've told you a thousand times, the picture looks better this way.

AJ Blythe said...

Officer, you've made a mistake. I was framed!

Amy Johnson said...


Where she went wrong:

1. Bought kitty treats in clear packaging.
2. Hung treats in plain sight.
3. Expected me to behave.

Melanie Sue Bowles said...

Am I climbing the wall or strolling along the floor? Or both? Ah, the observer’s paradox. Either way, I have a date with Schrodinger’s cat.

stacy said...

"If I can get those wings on my back, I can go anywhere. I'll eat like a queen."

Kitty said...

IN COMING! IN COMING!
Don't worry, Janet, I'll save you.

Andrea said...

THAT's a cheezburger??? Are you trying to kill me?

TiaNia said...

Not the flea medicine again. Must escape!

flashfriday said...

Everybody mocked me, said Mama musta hung out with strays, cuz I sure looked funny after cocooning--tail and claws insteada wings. Who’s laughing now?

Just Jan said...

Practicing for the Olympic Catapult.

kdjames.com said...

The new curator at The Met was renowned for her avant-garde display techniques. And for her claws.

E.M. Goldsmith said...

“I must straighten the pictures or the two legs might notice the empty safe. Tell the Duchess I am on the way with new jewels.”

Steve Stubbs said...

This comment isn’t an entry. It is a comment about incomplete sentences. Since we are limited to 25 words I shall be brief. I can’t

Timothy Lowe said...

*wish those butterflies were in my stomach*

LEAPS

*gulp. Butterflies in my stomach!*