Saturday, April 28, 2012

The Gift




SASHA: I got a present for the landlady! I don't have to get her anything, but ... She's coming soon; I'm going to leave it on the front step and hide around the corner!

JULIET: My God, Sasha is such a kiss up! This place is a dump and the food sucks. The landlady should consider herself lucky to have us. Sasha should give me that instead.

EMILY (THE LANDLADY) PULLS UP - TALKING ON HER PHONE: Oh My GOD!! I know. I know, but I have to go now! The cats left another headless mouse on the steps! Sasha!! Juliet!!



I'm entering this little story into the Trifextra Writing Challenge. Check it out - its a lot of fun!



21 comments:

  1. This is perfect! Our neighbors have two cats who I think have adopted us. They are always leaving headless things on my doorstep. :P

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  2. Cool! I mean, not cool - lol! I wonder what the cats are thinking. :). I was trying to get inside their cat minds.

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  3. Good job Libby. You have a knack for the feline mind/thoughts :)

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    1. Thanks! Juliet is typical...Sasha acts like a DOG or something - LOL!

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  4. This is, as Martin Amis would say [see his novel, Money] -- "frigging BRILL!"
    Superb.

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    1. Lol! Is it a good book? Should I get it? Btw, thank you. Are you 'in' this weekend? I am trying to finish ScriptFrenzy. I have 26 pages to do by midnight Monday(!). It's a movie script - a comedy. :)

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  5. Libby, I just now submitted a beer-induced entry to the Trifecta thing.
    It's such fun. I really love those challenges.
    As for Martin Amis -- a co-worker of mine adores him as an author, I found Money humorous at times, but not something I would recommend, no. I still have faith in Amis though, and have at least three other of his novels on deck here.... he wrote a BRILLIANT essay-type book about the aftermath of the 9/11 tragedy called The Second Plane, and I admmire his intellect. My initial attraction to his work is based on his BEST-friendship with Christopher Hitchens, whom [rest in peace, Hitch] I adore.
    Wishing you a terrific weekend.

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    1. I love(d) Christopher Hitchens too!!! I have a subscription to Vanity Fair ;) I will keep my eye out for "The Second Plane." I'm gonna head over and see your Trifextra now...

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  6. Awesome. Now .... let's hear from the headless mice. What were they (or their presumably-ingested heads) thinking?

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    1. Ok. Its dark in here! We've got to get out of this water... Its not water! It burns us!

      Oh, God...I'm gonna be sick. I just really visualized this. Oh God.

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  7. Cute twist. Thanks for linking up again. We'll see you back for the weekday prompt.

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  8. Oh, thank goodness my cats are worthless and don't bring me presents! I liked the dynamic between the goody-goody and the other cat. Of course, we humans don't know how to graciously accept a gift :lol:

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    1. We all could do without some "presents." LOL! Thanks for commenting :)

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  9. "The landlady". And dead mice are the WORST!!!

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    1. I know!! Its hysterical they are meant as gifts!

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  10. "Sasha should give me that instead." Ha! I find this behavior absolutely fascinating - it's adorable in a rather disgusting, creepy way. (I wrote something for another Trifecta prompt with a similar theme: http://wp.me/s280vI-crush)

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    1. I'll take a look! I'm glad it was disgustingly adorable - that's what I was shooting for... :)

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  11. That's brilliant, and completely unexpected. I shall be smiling about it all day ...

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    1. Aw...thanks, Karen! Now, I'm smiling :)

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