Saturday, January 14, 2017

Writing Contest!



25 words or fewer.
Post in the comments column of this blog post.
ONE entry per person.

Contest opens NOW.
Contest closes at 7pm today.

Prize is a book of course (based on what you like to read)

GO!

60 comments:

Carolynnwith2Ns said...

Meet Couch Potato and Door Stop. Relaxed, or on alert, I am covered.

Lisa Bodenheim said...

Blergh. And I'm on guard duty for this?

Kitty said...

Pst, she’s on her way. Tell everyone!
She’s not supposed to be here yet.
OMG, she’s coming this way!
ALL RIGHT EVERYONE, GIRD YOUR LOINS!

Jay said...

Meow.

Megan V said...

"I can't believe he's gone."
"I can’t believe he’s not coming back."
“Damn Friday the 13th.”
“Damn full moons.”
"I'll miss him."
"Yeah. Me too."

Amy Johnson said...


“It’s kittens for you, babyface,” Big Tux meowtered under his breath as he shoved Stripesy. “Steal my fish treats? You’ll be sleeping with the fishes.”

Brie MP said...

Look gray, look
Mommy is coming home with large bag of kitty food.
Yippie!

Geoff Holme said...

The groom sat gazing anxiously down the aisle, as Reverend Felix Mauser slumped over the lectern, a faraway look in his eyes.
Another bridal no-show...

Ermioni 28 said...

Several witness points of view lead detective P. to redo the whole trajectory of a crime.

luciakaku said...

So. Was it as good for you—

No.

Oh. Okay.

Chala said...

“Seriously. Look away.”
“Can’t. She’s like a rat in a trap.”
“You’ll recover. I wasted four of my nine lives watching.”
“What is it?”
Shapewear.

Laura said...

Dissertation topic: Epistemology and ambiguous perspective: An analysis of the feline gaze in Internet memes

Melanie Sue Bowles said...

Tabby (singing): “Memory. Allll alone in the moonlight. Hmm-hmm-smile-hmm-hmm old days, I was beautiful then. I re-mem-ber the time I knew what happi-”
Tux: “Shut-up.”

charlogo said...

Sure, we get along. Mostly. But sometimes I wanna pop him upside the head. Look. Middle of winter and he’s not even wearing sox.

AAGreene said...

Now...

We wait.

Claire Bobrow said...

Two cats in a house
Awaiting a louse
Who didn’t come back -
No tuna for snack!
Said louse went for scotch.
Her manuscript?
Botch.

Laura Moe said...

Whose idea was it to get a second cat?

Jason Bellows said...

“Your prize is a lifetime supply of cheese.”

She held out a single cracker topped with a smear of curd. I ate it.

lamandarin said...

"Don't do it… remember what happened last time--face full of wall."

"This time’s different.”

*Best seat in the house.*

Cheryl said...

Day: 11
Location: Still stuck to the couch

Am now convinced the tabby is fake. But for what purpose? Should know more tomorrow.

Lucy Crowe said...

"One if by land, two if by . . .closet? Chubs, man your station! And for cow’s sake, put your boots on, man!"

Angelica R. Jackson said...

Snow blocks the door, thwarting our compulsion to mark the car tires, the lone birch, and the bird feeder post.

Alas, for the person's bathmat.

Sherry Howard said...

Ready. . .set. . .Wait! Hold it!

Pouncing place is up here, no head starts. Hurry up. I hear footsteps!

Dogs greet from the floor, you idiot.

Brigid said...

Little kittens, little kittens,
Where are you? Where are you?
Mama cat is waiting, Mama cat is watching
Grandma too. Deja vu.

BJ Muntain said...

Tabby: I told you you shouldn't have sat on the lid to the catfood container. She still can't open it.
Tuxedo: ...

Kathryn said...

Two cats spending hours watching cute human videos on MewTube.

Mallory Love said...

-Quick! She’s coming.
-Shit! I put those goldfish crackers in the tank, but they’re not really floating. Wait, how many fish were there before?

Amy Schaefer said...

Soon, little one. Our set of Russian nesting cats will be complete, and then? We'll annihilate the dogs, wolfhound to Chihuahua .

Colin Smith said...

"You go for the legs, I'll go for the Meow Mix!"

Dena Pawling said...



Which is slower? Grass growing? Paint drying? Water boiling? This author working?

Patience, Mittens. If she doesn't feed us soon, I'll sit on her keyboard.

Joseph Snoe said...

Death greeted him too soon, to move on, to reincarnate, to disappear.

And we are left alone and empty, yearning for him to comfort us.

Claire said...

"Look, I really think the whole routine would work better if I got on your back."

"Quiet, Tabs. We're doing it my way."

christinakgross said...

Only cats could sense the immediate danger, feel the instinctive terror in the approaching steps of a larger, more confident creature rushing to destroy them.

Beth said...

Do you know what time it is, young lady?

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Angie Brooksby-Arcangioli said...

"Mini-mi, the invite said black tie!"






french sojourn said...


"Tabby, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by cats with guns. Who's gonna do it? You?"

Lennon Faris said...

“James, it’s late.”
“Tabitha, patience!” –sideways whisper, adjusting tie: “Take another –make my whiskers longer.”
“JAMES! That human will still be here in the morning!”

The Sleepy One said...

"You trip her and I'll grab the tuna."

Lori said...

"Come on Hermoine."
"No."
"What's wrong. Did you take the potion?"
"Yes. It didn't work right. Woof."
"She might stand out in Fleawritherin House."

Kirsten said...

You dip your paws in another cat's litter and you pay the price. It's the couch for you, Tux.

Adib Khorram said...

Mr. Spock and I have made contact with a primitive culture attempting to our curry favor with offers of food and physical contact, but the Prime Directive prohibits any such interference with a developing species.

Dee Blackshear said...

Riveting movie.
Dude with blue eyes, and woman with a southern accent are great.
But, where's the cat?

Amy said...

“They’re waking up from their nap! This time I’ll be ready.”
The fat cat sighed. “I’ve told you, you attack kids, you get kicked out.”

Craig F said...

Dinner party? That is where our litter box has ALWAYS BEEN. We didn’t move it or agree that you could. Quit screaming already.

Michael Seese said...

“We need a cleaner,” Eunice whispered.

“Nah. They'll assume she fell.”

Indeed, their plan was purrfect, save for one detail.

“Um... Who’ll open the can?”

Kate B said...

"We must be ready."
"For the closet?"
"We must be vigilant!"
"I don't see anyth--"
"Christmas presents could still arrive! Cardboard boxes, Fishwhiskers. Wrapping paper!"

Mark Ellis said...

Waiting for coverage of the Trump inaugural to begin, Kit and Kaboodle found places that signified their respective positions on the President-elect.

Steph Ellis said...

Think I've got this camouflage thing sussed. Stay perfectly still and no one'll spot me ...

NotJana said...

Staff is 'working'. Again.

Time for the big guns.

Stare and twitch. Stare and twitch.

Curiosity always gets the staff.

kdjames.com said...

Ever vigilant, they await the first sign of movement, leaving plenty of time to adopt Poses of Extreme Indifference to the human's return.

Kate Higgins said...

They're binge watching the blank wall...again. Is it her future they see? The apocalypse? A spidery crop-circle? The can opener breaks the enchantment, she sighs.

Russell Buyse said...

"Attention!"
"Why?"
"She's coming!"
A gutteral sound outside the door. Something between a mew and a growl, an unholy moan.
"Oh, no! It's the Duchess!"

Marie McKay said...

'That's right, Doris. There's been a turnaround. I talk; you meow. Cat got your tongue.'

JD Horn said...

And as the door of perception eased open, Tuxedo saw himself in an earlier, and somehow purer incarnation.

Just Jan said...

Okay, you got my tongue. Happy now? How much begging do I have to do to get it back?

Sarah said...

Nothing was ever so exhausting as trying to pretend they did nothing all day.

“Quick! She’s coming! Hide the tuna and pull up a pillow.”

Annaka said...

"You've been sitting there for hours."
"The red dot disappeared through here. I’m lying in wait.”
"That's no way to stalk. It'll spot you immediately."

RosannaM said...

Zombie apocalypse has begun. Felix, sentinel at the door, while Oscar monitors the window. Laverne and Shirley cover the back.

“Ready? Claws out, charge!”

Donna Mork Reed said...

Rookies. They always stick me with the rookies. Ten years of valiant service, and what reward do you get? Stuck training the rookies.