The Official Writing Challenge
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Great twist!
I like the suspense you created. As I read the piece I went from thinking the one attacking you was a person - perhaps an old man with dementia. Then on to realizing it had to be an animal - perhaps a dog - to the final surprise - a cat! I enjoyed this piece.
01/15/10
I also love the twist - I thought you were describing an abusive spouse initially.
01/15/10
I thought it was a child at first. Then a bird, maybe a dog. I would not have thought it a cat.
01/18/10
I'm a cat person, so I recognized the "abuser" right away. Love it!

I've started a class in the FaithWriters forums for Beginner and Intermediate writers. I'd love to see you there--look for "Jan's Writing Basics".

Your writing is very good, and I hope to see more and more of you here.
I really enjoyed your cleverly written story. Well done.
01/18/10
You kept me reading to find out what kind of beast this was! I was guessing dog. Nice writing!
01/22/10
I, too, thought it was a dog! You did a good job with keeping this story moving
01/23/10
LOL....fun entry. I loved the twist. :)
Hi Barb, I didn't know you have to endure such abuse. Who is the boss here?

Seriously, great writing and loved how you kept the story moving and reminding us...It's because I love him!

God puts up with a lot of our catty behavior just for that same reason...because He loves us! CV
01/26/10
I caught on right away. My granddaughter has a fluffy grey cat, this could have been written about her (the cat).
Great writing!
01/26/10
Hi Barb, I caught on right away. :) My granddaughter has a fluffy grey cat, this story fits her, exactly (the cat). Great writing!
01/28/10
A fun piece - you had me getting worried there for a little bit though ;-) Good writing.