Welcome to the Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge.
In 250 words or less, write a story incorporating the elements in the picture shown here.
The 250 word limit will be strictly enforced.
Please keep language and subject matter to a PG-13 level
Thank you to the 8 people who voted for my story. Just thought I’d share my 2nd place story with you.
THE KITTEN – John D. Ottini
I stare down from this hill at the place where I once lived.
I see the window where a sat all day basking in the sun, watching birds drink and bathe from the fountain in the yard.
I wonder if my food and water bowls are still on the floor next to the pantry door and if my bed is still in the laundry room next to the warm dryer.
I’m not sure what happened, but a few days ago I heard Mommy & Daddy arguing and slamming doors. Then Daddy picked me up, placed me in my travel case and took me to the car. I thought I was going to that place where people touch me and poke things in my body, but instead Daddy took me someplace else.
This place had trees, plants and there were bugs and birds everywhere. He opened my travel case, pulled me out and left me there alone.
I spent a longtime just hiding. I was so scared, but I didn’t want to leave. How would Daddy find me when he came back for me?
It took many days before I realized that he wasn’t coming back. I was hungry and scared, and I knew I couldn’t stay there any longer.
I don’t know how, but I found my way back to my home.
So here I sit at the top of this hill wondering what I did to make Mommy and Daddy not love me anymore