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Cats and Dogs

Thanks to Madison Woods for posting the prompt, and for the photo by Stacy Plowright, and the Friday Fictioneers for the great stories.  Crit very welcome. Cats and Dogs Anna always thought twice about getting in a lift with a man.  But it was nine flights of stairs.  She’d been away all day and her … Continue reading

Tale of the Lamb

Tale of the Lamb

  A Tall Man stands at the desk of a Round Faced Man, who is swinging excitedly on his swivel chair. Tall Man:  I know – complete nutter.  I mean, I said to him “I don’t even like cats!” Round Faced Man:  Yeah! There are some real head cases out there.  Complete crazies.  Did you … Continue reading

Old Dog Dies Alone

Old Dog Dies Alone

Cal blinked as the grass and the trees and the sun swam into focus.  Blood crept past him into the dirt, towards the car tyres.  He reached down and felt his pocket – empty.  Bastards. It was a simple deal.  He must have done thousands like it.  But the kids these days weren’t just dealers, … Continue reading

Alien in Marigolds

Alien in Marigolds

“Oh great.  Now I’m seeing things.  Where’s my phone?”  Alexa turned her back on the Alien standing next to the cooker, pulled off her yellow washing up gloves and reached for her smartphone.  She started scrolling through her contacts. The Alien’s antennae contracted.  This was not what normally happened. “Hi… not that fine actually.  I’m … Continue reading

The Tale of the Cat

The Tale of the Cat

A tall man is standing by the poultry in a crowded supermarket, inspecting the carcasses.  A short, rather stout and angry man marches up and pokes him repeatedly in the shoulder blade. Angry man: There you are! Why did you eat my cat? Tall man: Sorry, what? Angry man:  You heard me.  Why did you … Continue reading