Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Catastrophic Man

VisDare 17: A Cat's World

Write a short story of 150 words or less using the photo prompt:

The cats had roamed there since ancient times, their ancestors having known Cleopatra and even further back to such Goddesses as Aphrodite and Venus. They carried with them a knowing of the kindness of women and the destructive warrior nature of man.

Communicating by telepathy, a characteristic innate in their ancestry, they began to move almost imperceptibly closer toward the man on his bicycle. The cats had never understood how the strong animals man once rode into battle had become this contraption with two wheels. They also wondered why this man appeared to show no aggression. Thinking amongst themselves, they decided to let this one go, at least for now.

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  1. Cats are very wise. And obviously discerning, since they like us Women so much!

    I enjoyed this perspective. I felt a kinship with the cats, if that is at all possible.

  2. LOL!!! I love this. Reminds me of the old saying: "In ancient times, cats were worshipped as gods - and they have never forgotten it." Somehow, I don't think they have. Ever. This vignette captures that superior aloofness so well. Nice work!

  3. Oh dear oh dear - did write mie then had a look at yours, though it certainly looks the other way around. Nice story.

  4. I got a real sense of cats toying with their prey here. Nice one.

  5. Thanks so much! Had fun with this one.

  6. Mental telepathy in cats - I love it. It certainly would explain a lot. Thanks for sharing.