It’s Flash Fiction Friday! Here’s the challenge from Advizor54’s blog
. Click over there to see what he and the other wonderful writers saw in this photo. My take is below. Bloggers join in!
Required Phrase – “Follow the cat”
Word Limit – 225 Forbidden words – Pussy, Black, Halloween, Fear Bonus Points – Keep the body count low (next week is different) Extra Words – Make the cat her cat.
Time for my date! I showered, shaved, clipped my nails, did my hair… ready to go! I grabbed my long raincoat from the hall closet, slipped it over my naked body and belted it firmly, checked my look in the mirror to be sure I wasn’t showing too much. I slipped into my clogs and locked my front door, making sure my cats were inside. I strolled out down the outer hallway of my loft apartment. There… I should be cat-dander free and not set off my new lover’s allergies! He is so worth the added prep.
The first time we met, we sat outside on a park bench and didn’t touch. We talked for an hour. I really liked him! Please please let him want to see me again!
He sent me an email that evening – asked me if we could get together the next day? YES!
We sat in my car. Mmm… a great kisser! With wonderful hands making me squirm in my seat! Then he sneezed… a lot. And his eyes swelled up. “Do you own cats?” Here we go with yet another way a meet can go south! Arrrgh! I was sure he’d dump me. But no!
I made my way down the hall. Oh no! The neighbor’s cat! Get out of the way! I was going to have to follow the cat and not touch her! Argh!