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DFF: Home

I had a lot of fun with today’s short little piece. I hope you enjoy it.

Today’s Prompt: Hundreds of eyes peered at me through the darkness in the alley. How many cats were there? Why were they all here together?

Today’s Story:


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No matter where she went there were always cats. Her whole life had been that way. She just figured that she had some natural affinity for cats, seeing as they always found her. But it was never like this. Never in her life had she witnessed so many cats in one place.

Their eyes glowed brilliantly in the darkness. There were hundreds of eyes peering out at her through the darkness in the alley. How many she couldn’t even hazard a guess.

She took a careful step in to the darkness of the alley, allowing it to envelope her like a well worn cape, and that is when she first stumbled upon him. He stepped up to her, taking her hand gracefully and putting it to his lips, kissing it gently.

“Welcome to my humble home,” his voice a whispered caress. It was more than a welcome, she knew she was finally … home.

Short and sweet, just the way I like them. What do you think? What comes to mind when you read the prompt? What story speaks to you? Please share in the comments below! And if you like what you find here, consider looking into the anthology I am published in, you can find it in the MN Emerging Writers and the National Edition!