Sleeping Cat

Photo Copyright: Barbara W. Beacham

This is my contribution this week to Monday’s Finish the Story, hosted by Barbara W. Beacham. Every Monday, Barbara supplies a new picture prompt along with the first sentence for the story. The original story to be written should have only 100 to 150 additional words. I’ve bolded the first sentence given with the picture prompt.

To read the other stories written by group members, be sure to click first on the link given, and then on the little blue frog in the blue box. The link for all other stories is as follows:


Genre: Humor Fiction

Word Count: 4+8+148=160 Words


“Now this is living the life of Riley,” thought Tiptoe as he rolled onto his back and stretched.

He was enjoying his daily nap. This siesta lasted from just after breakjast until lunch, and again from lunch until dinner. In-between, he was the best watch cat in town.

“Was that a disturbance?” he mumbled.

He went to look out the large living room window.

“Sure enough, there’s Dipsie the hound from next door. What’s he doing? Why the nerve of him, burying a bone right in Flo, my owner’s, front yard. It’s time for action.”

With the stealth he was famous for, Tiptoe crept out the cat door.

The next thing Dipsie knew, he had several pounds of furry, fighting cat on his back, clawing and howling.

“The heck with the bone,” thought Dipsie. He started running, yelping as he went.

Old Mr. Pinkney, Dipsie’s owner, came running with a broom. He swipped and missed.

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