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A five sentence story

This is the latest challenge from Terrible Minds, his 10k challenge, in honour of 10,000 Twitter followers. The challenge was to write a very short story, in five sentences, using less than 100 words. Deadline noon on Monday.  Here's my entry.


I tried to fight the hot blood lust in my veins, but the roots of my ancestry ran too deep. The Others had tried to breed this out of my kind, to bend us to their ways, but failed.

I stalked, smelled the scent of fear, saw the wild glittering eyes, heard the panicked footsteps. I felt my muscles tense, my claws extend, I leapt, caught, thrilled at the metallic taste of blood in my mouth.

Then I was lifted high by the scruff of my neck, and heard those dreaded words, "No kitty, bad kitty, drop the mouse!"





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L.S. Engler

Ha! Nice ending! I like it! Good luck with the contest; I'd enter myself, but I don't think I have enough time.

Linda B.


Morgan Dragonwillow (@MDragonwillow)

*chuckling* I love it! Totally not expecting the "No Kitty," Wonderful, absolutely wonderful!


Eden Mabee

Liked it. Only thing... don't most people want their cats to catch mice?

shah wharton

Oh, loving that twist Mike :) Clever. X

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