Almost three years ago, this month, on June 29, 2010, Nikita wrote the first 100 word cat story; Goblins.
It was read by the Godfather of the Cat Blogosphere, Laurence Simon, on the 219th edition of his 100 Word Story Podcast series.
Hello, felinity assembled, Elvira Mistress of Felinity here, and I've got some news, and Nikita has a story to share.
The news is about that story, too.
A cool website for writing and sharing "micro fiction' was brought to our attention a couple of weeks ago. It is called...Postcard Shorts: Stories That Fit on a Postcard.
"We're looking for original material, about 250 words or so - as much as you could more or less fit on a postcard. Postcard shorts is open to all genres of flash fiction."
Nikita got to thinking and was inspired to revisit the first 100 word cat story he wrote (Be sure to read that story first. Trust me!) and submit it to the website...
Goblins Revisited by Nikita Cat
(Submitted by Kiril Kundurazieff to Postcard Shorts, on June 7th, as - GOBLINS: A work of feline flash fiction)
I am Thomasina, a cat.
I live on the streets.
I have seen much in my long life.
I have sent many kittens into the world.
I have tried to teach my offspring the keys to survival.
Most importantly, I wanted them to be aware that your mind can play tricks on you.
Sometimes my lessons did not take.
I had always warned about goblins; they are worse than coyotes!
I tried to impress upon my kittens that you never know when one might pounce.
For instance, one Saturday, passing near a ballroom, Sylvester saw a white creature in some bushes. Witnesses said that, unlike them, he did not warily watch the bushes, ready to run if need be; he felt there was no need.
“It is just a silly rabbit!” he said, and as it dashed across the lawn it looked over its shoulder, in their direction, with a look of terror on its face.
Sylvester decided to give chase….and no-one ever saw him again.
This morning we got an email:
Dear Kiril Kundurazieff
Thank you for submitting your story "GOBLINS: A work of feline flash fiction", I am sorry to tell you that it has not been accepted for publishing on Postcard Shorts.
Postcard Shorts runs an editorial panel which rates all stories submitted. A story requires the majority vote from the panel in order to be published.
Richard - Editor
Yes, it's Nikita's first rejection, but he's happy none the less...Someone took the time to read and judge his writing. :-D