Flash: A 99-word Flash

Normally this pedometer geek writes only one 99-word (no more, no less) flash piece for the Carrot Ranch prompt, but this prompt about aging resonates with me. Here is a second contribution.


Flash is our cat. Born in April, 2001, she is now eighteen years old. What that exactly equates to in feline years, we can only guess. According to the veterinarian, she is probably a centenarian.

Despite her geriatric status, Flash has always acted like a kitten. Even now, as she deals with minor tooth infections and cloudy vision, she still manages to act like the feisty little kitten she once was, racing and meowing through the house as if hell-hounds are chasing her.

Flash has aged, but so have we. Her time is limited, but then so is ours.

Nancy Brady, 2019

See all the flash pieces over at http://www.carrotranch.com or contribute one of your own.




About pedometergeek

A pharmacist by profession, a haiku poet by nature, I read and write. I have a book of haiku, Ohayo Haiku, and another somewhat alternative haiku book, Three Breaths, but write other genres. I also read...lots of novels! My favorite is, and remains, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged but I am also a big Harry Potter fan. I truly am a pedometer geek strapping on my pedometer as soon as I awaken.
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6 Responses to Flash: A 99-word Flash

  1. It’s priceless to me to be part of an animal’s life, and to share in their adventures and win their trust. It makes our time and lives so much better. Flash sounds like one-of-a-kind, but then, what animal isn’t?

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  2. Jules says:

    Lovely. I’m happy to have had a few rescued pets. But now all I’ve got is plants and the wild birdies outside. If and when I ever settle down or not need to travel and just have me to consider… a cat might be my next pet. I just watched the first ‘The Secret Life of Pets’ animated movie last weekend.
    If you want to cry and laugh and have a fun evening it is a recommended flick. And I think I will stay out of the sewers…. beware of ‘flushed’ pets!

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  3. So wonderfully true, Nan. We do learn so much from our furred friends, don’t we? I loved every minute I spent with ours. 🙂

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