The Year Of The Cat #99wordstories #carrotranch #littletittweaking

This week’s #99wordstories prompt from the Carrot Ranch is

March 28, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about disappearance. It can be an event, act, or subtle theme. Who or what disappears? Does it fade or explode? Can it be explained or experienced? Go where the prompt leads!

The Year Of The Cat

Little Tittweaking was beset with many mice and other small gnawy mammals. The chosen mouser, a ginger Tom called Cooking Fat*, proved useless. This was a surprise since Cookie’s antecedents included the 2022 Meeces to Pieces ripping champion and a psychotic dam called Medusa. Finally, when Cookie departed to that final cat litter the truth emerged. He was a Trojan cat, worked by a savvy group of super intelligent mice engineers. Once uncovered the mice turned to lobbying for Rodent Rights. Eventually they all disappeared, evidentially deciding their iconic if irritating Squeak for Peace campaign deserved a wider audience.

*this is a Spoonerism

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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27 Responses to The Year Of The Cat #99wordstories #carrotranch #littletittweaking

  1. Sadje says:

    Cool story. 😂

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  2. Purrfect! Lol xx Michael

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  3. A timely reminder to us all. Your unique photo of Cookie reminds me of the Duke of Edinburgh’s reply to the Queen when she told him she was going to visit Botswana!

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  4. If you insist………”Wear the fox hat.”

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  5. noelleg44 says:

    Classic story – LOVE that Fox.

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  6. willowdot21 says:

    We you lost me after four sentences…
    I like being lost 💜

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  7. Erika says:

    What a story again, Geoff 😂 and that foxy is just gorgeous.

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  8. L.K. Latham says:

    Good laugh. Thank you.

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  9. JT Twissel says:

    Ha! God help us if the Rodent Rights group becomes international!

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  10. I’d never have spotted the Spoonerism

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  11. Elizabeth says:

    Funny. We sometimes call our pet the Dunking Fog.

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  12. The spoonerism made me snort! (And I like the Fox Hat joke above too).

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