Aloysius: A Fairy Tale (99-Word Flash Fiction)

This week over at Carrot Ranch (, the prompt was to write a story in 99 words (no more and no less) about a cat named Rainbow and being outdoors, and to go where the prompt sends you. This pedometer geek wrote the following story:

Aloysius: A Fairy Tale

Once upon a time there was a cat called Rainbow. He never understood why his humans picked that name because he had white fur. Snowball, maybe, although his name was Aloysius, which seemed like a sensible name to him. Aloysius was a stray wandering the countryside until one day when, after a downpour, a young girl found him shivering by the side of the road. Aloysius was soaked and the drops glistened on his fur. The sun began to shine and the refraction of the light broke into seven distinct colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet.

~Nancy Brady, 2021

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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 Aloysius: A Fairy Tale (99-Word Flash Fiction)

  1. Jules says:

    A fun story. I once saved a black cat… that was being teased in the park by some nasty boys. But we only had him for a few years before he either escaped or was let out by an adult who didn’t want to care for him anymore.

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  2. Norah says:

    Cute. A coat of many colours.

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  3. Wonderful, beautiful story!

    Liked by 1 person

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