Friday, December 24, 2010

A Christmas Eve Ghost Story

My attempt at "flash fiction". Meaning exactly 100 hundred words long. Which is perfect for my (look! a squirrel!) attention span. Inspired  by I Saw Lightning Fall. You can go here for the good stories..


The Cat

He awoke with a start. There in the window, silhouetted by the moon, was the cat. It was watching him.
He felt..something....regret?...guilt? Welling up, a swirling cloud of feelings spread about him, crying out to be named. He struggled against them, for they asked him to change. He would not.

He muttered an obscenity and threw the clock  at the beast, missing by inches. The cat did not move- only continued its wordless interrogation.

The sudden chill in the room seemed to come from within him. He could not move.
The cat leaped to the bed and whispered, "Let's go."

9 comments:

Loren Eaton said...

Forget whatever the raven quoth; the kitty's just as creepy. Thanks for joining us this year! It's great to have you.

eutychus said...

Thank-you. You are too kind. It was fun and I look forward to next year.
Merry Christmas

Donna Hole said...

Cats are almost as creepy as ghosts. They have this otherworldly feel to them even when they're being normal - for cats. (My favorite housepet, BTW)

Very well done.

........dhole

eutychus said...

Thank you Donna. This was based on a dream (?) that my son had years ago. I told him I'd make it in to a ghost story. This was a good way to start. Glad you liked it. Merry Christmas.

AidanF said...

I agree with Donna, cats can come across very ghost-like. I like how you capture his inner monologue in this piece.

eutychus said...

Thanks Aidan for the feedback and stopping by.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Cats are clever and creepy and I love the last sentence. Perfect.

eutychus said...

Thanks Yvonne for stopping by. Cats are creepy especially when they are Angelic, eh?
I enjoyed your entry as well. Very sad. I wanted to comment on your page but couldn't see a comment section..

eutychus said...

found the comments...doh!