Thursday 26 May 2011

Saturday Centus #55

Jenny Matlock hosts this weekly meme. Thank you! J

Her challenge to participants is to use the prompt and up to 100 more words to produce a piece of writing in any style. Click here to read more and perhaps be inspired to join in! The prompt is in red italics.

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Everyone had gone out leaving Leo to enjoy the solitude. He luxuriated in the thought of hours of self-indulgence.

It was a sunny morning and he spent a considerable time watching the garden birds. They were unaware of his scrutiny and he amused himself with thoughts of creeping up on them.

Tiring of the birds’ antics he decided to go upstairs. As he walked through the house he stopped, then stiffened - he had not expected to see anyone, so the reflection in the mirror startled him.

He hissed and lashed out but all he felt was the cold glass and not another cat.

(99 words excluding the prompt)


  1. LOL - love the twist in the tail (tale)!

  2. Delightful twist, yes, Janice, although I suspected something because of the name Leo.
    A thoroughly wonderful 99 words.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  3. This is great! You sure did capture the personality and life of the cat. I'm going to sign my name because I'm having a hard time commenting on those blogs that have the comment box embedded under the post. It's really weird.
    Kay of Musings

  4. Great story and great twist. I did that once with a mirror on a wardrobe. Scared myself to death!

  5. I should have known when Leo thought about jumping up on the birds, but my daughter-in-law's father is called Leo. The thought of him doing that made me laugh. Great story Janice, thank you for starting my morning off with a smile.

  6. Again, a great story well told and with a wonderful twist. Congrats!

  7. Clever twist at the end - I did not see that coming! Beautifully written as well.

    Ellie Garratt

  8. Hooray! I loved this! What a cleverly written little gem of a story.



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