Friday Fictioneers for February 18th, 2022

Yet again, two of our favorite jolies femmes have teamed up to conspire with a cat, to inspire me to find fewer than 101 words of micro-fiction for Friday Fictioneers. Dale delights us with her cute and clever bookshelf cat photo. Rochelle, Madame cat herder extraordinaire, challenges us and guides our stories. I thank them both.

Click on Dale’s cat-that-reads photo to prance on over to Rochelle’s page for all the latest ‘nip.

Genre: Feline Fiction
Title: The Prints of Paws
Word Count: 100

I’m telling you, Francesco, we’re the greatest predators, evah. We can kill them. Everything becomes ours. Look around. Cameras, computers, food, catnip galore. All ours.

Gabriella, stop. If she finds out you’ve been peeing on her books, she’ll blame me. What if she tosses us outside? I know how you love the cold. And that’s not ‘nip. It’s pot. Let’s hold off until Spring.

I can pee wherever, my chicken-feline-friend. How many cat books do you see? None. Let’s get into her account and order cat books.

Here she comes. Look cute. She’s got her camera. Stardom beckons.

Look both ways if you love animals, especially cats.
No shelf is too high, no corner too dark.

Inspired by I could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats by Francesco Marciuliano (and other cat books soon to be showing up on Dale’s account and TBRs).

Click on the sweet le félin to read more stories inspired by the cat on a shelf.

57 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers for February 18th, 2022

      1. Is to me. Current section title is “The Tribal Bond of the Vernacular.” You do that in your intros and a lot of your ‘back and forth’ comments. Eh? 🙂

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      2. There is that Vernacular again 😉
        ‘Twould appear I can’t help myself… hope that’s not a bad thing… or, makes me a smidge more inneresting 😉

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  1. Dear Bill,

    I’ve read, “Our cats know exactly how we feel. They don’t give a damn, but they know.” Your story cracked me up. I’m sure that cats are in a coup to rule the world. Too bad for them they don’t have opposable thumbs. BTW are you familiar with comic strip “Get Fuzzy.” If not, you should look it up. Your story makes me think of Bucky Katt. Thanks for the giggles.



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    1. Hey, Rochelle,

      I gifted “I could Pee on This” to my daughter (WAY too many cats).

      I will indeed check out Get Fuzzy. 🙂

      Glad you got kicks outa my little bit.



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      1. I have been owned by a few cats. The last one lasted 18 years. Now when I think I might be tempted I think about cleaning the cat box and how they shredded the furniture. Then I’m over it. Besides, they make me sneeze and my eyes itch. 😉

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