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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 4 – Masters)
Topic: The Family Pet (05/15/08)

TITLE: Someone WILL Die!
By Ruth Neilson
05/19/08


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Hey!

Hey you.

Stop laughing at me!

This is not funny! C’mon how stupid are you humans? Strings are toys--not tools.

If you had known that, I wouldn’t be in this position!

“Hey Mom! Look at what Klutz did this time!”

No...no no no no no! You are not going to bring her in are you? Why?! C’mon, just let me down. Please? Just let me down and then no one else will know and...

“Oh, Klutz; how’d you do this one?”

Oh, it’s easy. Especially with the help from you people! C’mon, I was sunbathing and enjoying the view from the window watching the birds. I got a little too comfortable and I fell asleep. The next thing I know, I’m hanging like this!

“Mom, he was just sleeping there and I watched him roll off...I ain’t ever seen him do that before.”

“Neither have I. And your father will not believe this unless…”


Wait! Where are you going? Why won’t you get me down?

Oh no! You are NOT going to do that! Put that flash-box down now!

Bad human! Bad!

AGH! Bright light! I can’t see!

That’s it! As soon as I get down from here, someone WILL die!

Fine. Since you humans aren’t going to be much help to me, I guess it’s up to me. Now...how to get down.
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This story was inspired by a picture that the author received in an email. If you wish to see the picture, be on the look out for it when the bricks are dropped on the Faithwriter’s boards.


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Joanne Sher 05/22/08
I love seeing "both sides" of this conversation - and I am DEFINITELY looking forward to seeing the picture. Nicely done.
LauraLee Shaw05/22/08
Love this ! And, oh the suspense of seeing the picture. How clever!
Betty Castleberry05/24/08
Now I'm curious, and waiting impatiently to see the picture. Chuckling here.
Verna Cole Mitchell 05/25/08
This is an intriguing little story.
Dee Yoder 05/25/08
Where's the line for the picture? Oh, OK...here I am...waiting...Wednesday seems a long way away. Funny and clever! (I have a guess what I might see.)
Gregory Kane05/26/08
Clever use of formatting for emphasis and ease of identification.
Chely Roach05/26/08
Very cute and clever...I believe I know the picture you are referring to. I loved the "flash-box" line, and calling them bad humans...LOL!
Jan Ackerson 05/27/08
Love the title, love the voice. Can't wait to see the picture. This was fun to read!
Debbie Wistrom05/27/08
Can't wait. This was much fun. Your limited use of words adds to the suspense.
David Story05/27/08
Very creative. Will be watching for the picture.
Thanks.
Jan Ackerson 05/28/08
Oh, Ruth--I know I already commented, but I just had to come back after seeing that picture. Funniest. Picture. Ever! And you've voiced that cat perfectly. Oh, my.
Chely Roach05/28/08
Ditto what Jan said...LOVE the picture!
Beckie Stewart05/28/08
Very cute and funny. Love the picture.
Sara Harricharan 05/28/08
ROFL! I love this, especially since I saw the picture. Wonderful job, the humor in here fits a cat just right! ^_^
Sheri Gordon05/28/08
Love, love the voice. I am not a cat person, but you've got the cat voice/personality nailed in this piece. And love the picture, too. Great job with the topic.
Mariane Holbrook05/28/08
I laughed myself silly over that picture! What a wonderful addition to a wonderful story!!! Kudos many times over!!
Peter Stone05/28/08
You certainly managed to get inside that cat's mind! This story was hilarious. (not to mention the photo.) And cat's do get embarrassed like that. My first cat got a rubber tube stuck around her midriff, and slunk to me like a dog with a tail between her legs to ask that I remove it.
LaNaye Perkins05/28/08
This was just tooo tooo funny. Love the voice of this and the picture you put on the boards. This was great!
Lyn Churchyard05/29/08
I hadn't read this until after I saw the picture. Oh my goodness Ruth, you have the cat's voice absolutely perfect. I just loved the camera sequence followed by
"Bad human! Bad!
AGH! Bright light! I can’t see!"
Too too funny. This is just wonderful!

Betsy Markman09/17/08
This was great fun, and I could feel that poor kitty's many emotions.