Teaser and the Firecat

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He held out the fish bones, smiling affectionately at the orange cat. It mewed in response and inched closer towards him, delicately sniffing at the offered fish remains. The moon was hanging low in the sky and the streets were empty of other people, Teaser’s only company being the Firecat and a battered piece of newspaper that littered the gutter.

Teaser removed his top hat from his head, setting it on the sidewalk next to him. He ran a hand through his snow white hair.

“I suppose I ought to get moving, Firecat.”

The cat blinked slowly in response, once, then twice.

“I get lonely though; if you come with me, you can have the fish.”

The cat rubbed up against Teaser’s star patterned pants, purring loudly. Teaser picked up his top hat, adjusting it on his head. He pushed himself up off the sidewalk.

“Friends, then?”

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  1. Avatar Kater

    I hope I didn’t violate the contest rules – this is what I thought of while listening to “If I laugh”.

  2. Avatar mama murph (LoA)

    This reminds me of a little kids book. Maybe you should write one!

  3. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    I pictured teaser as a clown that just lost his job and home, making a new friend on the street.

  4. Avatar Raegan Dauterive

    this is cute, can’t go wrong with cats lol

  5. Avatar Krulltar

    Good story. IMHO, it only comes across as a childs story because of the last line. “And from then on, Teaser and the Firecat were the best of pals.” gives it childlike happy ending. I think the whole last line can be removed, and it would help the story.

  6. Avatar Krulltar

    and if anyone is interested here is the image and song she wrote about…

    http://www.amazon.com/If-I-Laugh/dp/B000W0CXMG

  7. Avatar Kater

    Maybe I will take off the last line…what can I say, it just popped in there!

  8. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Cute little beginning to an adventure tale. Felt a bit like the the names popped in abruptly, but the character limit will do that.

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