100 Word Challenge For Grown Ups – Week #57

Posted on 13th September 2012 in 100WCGU/ cat/ cats

My first ever 100WCGU entry! 

This week’s prompt is …returning to the routine…

The cat awoke. He stretched out a paw and felt that familiar ache in his shoulders. He noticed the sun was low in the sky and the grass was white-tipped. Time to feed, time to hunt. He scanned the skies, returning to the routine of his predecessors. A bird flew soundlessly above his head and landed on the old stump. Aching joints momentarily forgotten, he considered pouncing: tail twitching, claws outstretched. The back door opened and the old lady put down a saucer, the smell of warm fish wafted towards him. Who was he kidding; it was going to be fish for breakfast!

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7 Comments

  • Reply Sally 13th September 2012 at 11:18 am

    That made me smile – we all think we can still do things that we did in our youth but sometimes our bodies let us down.

  • Reply stories4tots 13th September 2012 at 11:19 am

    Awww, just when he was about to pounce! I like stories about animals — this is refreshing!

  • Reply Paul 13th September 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Yep, sounds just like me. At least my memories keep me going. This wasa decptively simple tale, wee told!

  • Reply annahalford (@anhalf) 13th September 2012 at 6:34 pm

    I love this (and cats 😉 ) Summed up those felines beautifully.

  • Reply Heather Murphy 14th September 2012 at 12:30 am

    Cute! Why work for it if it’s handed to you? :)
    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog today

  • Reply Susan Mann (@susankmann) 14th September 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Love cats, really enjoyed this xx

  • Reply Sparks In Shadow 14th September 2012 at 11:14 pm

    My cat isn’t old, but I recognize a lot about her in here. Well told.

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