That Darn Cat

ElshaHawk LoA

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The house was silent and dark. It was the dead of night after all. Something woke me, but I knew it wasn't a sound, nor a smell. Something deep inside me told me it was time. Time to arise.

I felt it in my bones just as clearly as I felt the soft carpet under my bare feet. I crept down the cold tile hallway to the kitchen, keeping near the walls where the floor was less squeaky. Shifting my weight from heel to toe, I made my travel a whisper.

The freezer half of the fridge bathed me in light as I reached for the bucket of frozen deliciousness. Quickly, let the door close lest the light somehow send an unconscious alarm to the others. Curse the drawer with the spoons that always catches in the middle, jostling the contents.

Scoop a bite and let it melt in my mouth.

The sound of scampering paws skitters down the hall.


Shh! This is MY time. MY ice cream. The cat flops at my feet.

"What are you doing?" whisper-yawned my spouse.

Busted. I slip the spoon into the sink, head hung low.


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Comments (4 so far!)

Average reader rating 5.00/5

HS Wift

HS Wift

Haha, exceptional! Great use of the dramatic build-up, followed by a delicious anticlimax. And now I want ice cream.

  • #2344 Posted 4 months ago
  • 5 out of 5


"Shifting my weight from heel to toe, I made my travel a whisper." That's gold.

  • #2347 Posted 4 months ago
  • 5 out of 5


This was delightful :) As a certified cat lover, this made me smile and I loved the dramatic build to the silly (in the best way) resolution.

  • #2348 Posted 4 months ago
  • 5 out of 5
ElshaHawk LoA

ElshaHawk LoA

Thanks to all!

  • #2352 Posted 4 months ago


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