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Friday Fictioneers – Cat

21 December, 2012

Big thanks as usual to Rochelle for running FriFic and for this week’s prompt:

Copyright-Scott L. Vannatter

FriFic is one of the highlights of my blogging life – I always look forward to Rochelle’s email on a Wednesday and to finding out what picture she has chosen this week. Sometimes an idea comes to me straight away, sometimes I have to think for a day or two. This week’s was a thinker. I dedicate my 100 words to everybody who will be missing someone at Christmas.
All comments and criticisms welcome.


It was my son that noticed. “That cat loves Christmas,” he said. I laughed at the cute observation of a nine-year-old but he was right. Every year, the cat seemed friendlier once the tree was up, keener to be with the family when the turkey was served. I attributed this to a liking for the meat, wanting the human company in colder, wetter months. But the same happened on birthdays. Maybe she enjoyed the happier atmosphere, the laughter of children. Most cats don’t.

“It’s her fifth Christmas with us,” he said this year.

The fifth Christmas since his mother passed.

  1. My 7th.Thank you for this …A smile and some tears.

  2. Tin Woman permalink

    Wow, TRG, that last sentence stole my breath and brought tears to my eyes. EXCELLENT!

  3. Great post! Thanks!

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