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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Copyright–Madison Woods


Here we are again to show our creativity by writing original stories for the Friday Fictioneers weekly challenge. This challenge is to write a story with no more than 100 words. It’s supposed to include a beginning, middle, end, and follow the picture prompt supplied for the week. The talented author and artist, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, is the gracious hostess for this challenge.  This week she’s visiting family, so a prompt from a couple of years ago is being reused. The prompt had been supplied by the previous hostess, Madison Woods. Thanks again, Madison. Have a good trip, Rochelle. The link to Friday Fictioneers is as follows:


Genre:  Humor Fiction

Word Count:  100 Words


Julia Warren slogged the whole day cleaning  for her bridge party the next afternoon.

Tommy ran in to show his mom the bag. “Look at all this candy. This is better than last Halloween. What a haul.”

“Listen Tommy,” she threatened,” don’t overdo. Remember last year.”

He looked at her in disgust. “Hey Mom, I’m ten now. Don’t you think I know better than to overeat?” He raced to his room.

Two hours later, Tom Warren found his wife scrubbing at the hall carpet. “Dare I ask?”

“Tommy didn’t make it to the bathroom,” she mumbled through tears and anger