Stories tagged cats

The New Meow

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I'm delighted to report that I've come up with my own school of thought. It's called, "Dress Like a Cat Until You Get What You Want."

Serial Killer

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Once Mom finally came to terms with the fact that my brother was gay, she became convinced he was a serial killer. “He has all the signs,” she told me as she trimmed my hair. “Signs?” I asked, watching her in the…


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Guilt washed over me… Guilt for having been relieved that the victim had not been my Gracie… Guilt for having been relieved that I didn’t have to mourn her loss.

Chapter 1/cats

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Cats always seemed very European to me, flourishing as they did in decrepit, ancient spaces as long as the food kept coming.

The Mouse and the Cat: A Beast Fable

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Pussy’s eyes narrowed, her dark, luxurious fur quivering on her back. “How can you say such a thing! It’s not true.”

All Fur and Bones

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I wonder how much time she has left. I think she’s seventeen. I don’t know for sure because she was already grown when I got her from the pound, just before Christmas, years ago this was --back when I had hair and hope.

What He Didn't Tell the New Kitty

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“What the hell kind of name is Angel? Who were you with before, some little girl?”

A Time to Every Purpose Under Heaven

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I came home from school to an empty house and watched the scrambled porn channel I could kind of unscramble with my black-and-white televisions v-hold and h-hold knobs. Hearing that cat wheeze down the hall in the bathroom was a mood killer.

Pussy Love

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They dip their heads and only then, am I caught from my sleep. The noise is stifling and familiar; a casual acquaintance on a dark night.

Cat crunch

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Cat crunch

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I barely scraped the sleep out of my eyes when I heard the shrill crying from outside the kitchen window, and I recalled one of the many reasons cats can't be trusted. You see, they're evolutionarily wired to imitate the sound of a crying human baby, so when they…

Cat Haikus

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You have more names Than a Spanish grandee. Your lives I’m too envious to count.

You Don't Know Me

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“What would you have us do?” the officer asked. “We came to the door; we peered into the window; we saw a human head roll over these concrete floors.”

The Taming

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N-n-never screamscold a cat.

My Experience At AWP Collecting Imaginary Husbands

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OK - imaginary hubands... you know who you are! Now it is time to earn some money and wash the car! Confession: Chris Bell proposed hiding a few dozen red roses behind his back. This could have been the highlight of AWP if I hadn't already been marrie