A Tail of Two Cats: 99-word Flash piece

This week’s prompt over at http://www.carrotranch.com is to write a 99-word (no more, no less) using the phrase for one day. Here is the pedometer geek’s entry.

A Tail of Two Cats

Bearcat, my black cat with just a touch of white on her chest, was a few months shy of twenty-two years when she died in my arms.

Flash, our calico with an attitude, was eighteen years when finally she lapsed into a coma and passed away.

Neither of them was particularly happy to have other cats around; they both preferred to be the only cat in the house.

Bear died on April 5, 2001, and Flash was born on that same date. For one day, their lives briefly overlapped; while they never met each other, they certainly owned us.

Nancy Brady, 2019

For all the flash fictions, check out http://www.carrotranch.com. Better yet, join in the fun and write a 99-word (no more, no less) 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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11 Responses to A Tail of Two Cats: 99-word Flash piece

  1. Jules says:

    Yes, Ma’am I do believe cats own people. A wonderful contribution 🙂

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  2. That is definitely what cats do—own people! Well done!

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  3. What a brilliant story – so full of love.

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  4. Lovely piece of cat flash!

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  5. Norah says:

    Your cats were a tag team. 🙂

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  6. Inadvertently, yes, Norah. I certainly was not ready for another cat when Flash came along (several months later). ~nan

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