Our last 100 Word Cat Story was in August (archive) and, as we all prepare for Daddy Kiril's trip to Blog Paws, later this month, Elvira Mistress of Felinity and I are getting back into the swing of things after our stay at the vet.
This morning Daddy brought something to my attention that he wondered might be too much of a challenge for me in my old age...
Author Marian Allen decided to challenge herself and her readers to take the Story a Day Challenge.
The idea is to write a short story every day for 31 days and live to tell about it.
Daddy knew I was itching to write new 100 Word Cat Stories as much as he was to write more 100 Word Stories (AKA "Drabbles") and was trying to test my resolve by bringing up my age.
I may have just turned 15 and be arthritic, but I ain't senile, or ready to turn over all the heavy lifting on this blog to my young protégé, Elvira Mistress of Felinity, yet!
Except for the 5 days when we will be at the vet, during Daddy's trip to Blog Paws, I plan to use the words Marian chooses for my stories; for those 5 days I will write stories for advance posting.
The words = caramel, binder, Stonehenge
Aubrey by Nikita Cat
Dawn, at Stonehenge; pouring rain:
Aubrey was tired, wet, and hungry; he’d been pawing across the countryside for hours, a survivor, thanks to his own ingenuity. It had always been so, for 20 years.
He was weary, and now wished for it to end; “just let me go to this Rainbow Bridge I’ve heard about so I can rest”, he thought.
He walked into the stone circles, past caramel wrappers and a muddied binder, and lay down on the grass.
The rain stopped, clouds parting at the sunrise, and he saw a rainbow.
Aubrey smiled, sighed and closed his eyes…
Articles and websites referenced in this post:
1. Story a Day = http://storyaday.org/ and http://storyaday.org/writing-prompt-lets-get-started/
2. Marian Allen = http://www.marianallen.com/ and