Kat Karma

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PHOTO PROMPT © CEAyr

He doesn’t like cats.  In fact, he has hinted that he used to do awful things to them when he was a kid.  Maybe even as an adult…

Oh no!

But the cats seem to know.  They harass him when he isn’t looking.  Every morning he had to clean the muddy paw prints off of his car’s window.

What did he do?

He sold the car, of course.  Bought a scooter.

And the cats leave him alone?

Of course not.  I’m not even going to say what they leave on the scooter’s seat every night…

Oh no…

Oh yes!

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Word count = 100

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59 thoughts on “Kat Karma

  1. Prior...

    This was super fun!
    At first when I saw the title I then zoomed in the photo and thought there was a cat hiding there –
    But no.
    Went back to your writing and let the story flow and hahahah
    Well done
    You are a talented writer as your ability to write simple or deep is so well honed. Your diversity (and fun side) is my favorite thing about your author side

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      1. Prior...

        Oh my ! I completely missed it on the seat – I was mobile and have to assume I only zoomed in on the bushes and assumed the black was all a grainy seat! These pictures are not the biggest pixels and so that is my excuse for missing the cat!
        Omg !
        But glad we can move beyond it (and extra glad it is an older post so maybe not a lot of people dropping by to comment – might be some but it is not like a fresh post)

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        1. trentpmcd Post author

          Don’t worry, not too many people will think you can’t see ;) It is funny with this prompt pictures – I will write my piece, start reading others and see a theme repeated. I’ll scratch my head and look at the photo again and realize I missed a huge part of it! Rochelle has a big “meme” on the FF page that says “It’s not what you look at, it’s what you see”, and since everyone sees something different, we get very different stories.

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      2. Prior...

        And I am not at all a cat hater – but Trent – why do some people
        Let theirs houses smell
        So bad like cats? Ugh
        One of the worst smells is cat house that is not properly tended to

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            1. trentpmcd Post author

              (I just got back from the Cape. Our three-legged cat Albert missed the litter box a few times. Nothing smells worse than that. Ugh! I cleaned it up right away and have been spraying and such, so better, but yuck.)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      leaving mouse parts was showing how much it cared ;) Cats can, and do, hold grudges and will harass people they know don’t like them. We pretend they have been domesticated, but they haven’t….

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  2. rochellewisoff

    Dear Trent,

    You know what they say, “Dogs have owners. Cats have staff.” Yep you’ve captured the cat mentality. He should’ve left well enough alone and washed his windows. ;) Good one.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I am owned by three cats and show my usefulness by using my opposable thumbs and providing a warm lap ;) No resentful cats after me, but I’ve seen cats hold a grudge on other people. You can’t win, and, yes, he should have just cleaned his windows in the morning with a smile and a whistle ;)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      lol, Yes, I guess that might be a more literal take on the title instead of using the more popular (if incorrect) meaning of the word, which is more how I used it in the story.

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  3. pennygadd51

    Dear Trent
    You’ve caught the mentality of a black cat purrfectly. When they know someone dislikes them – and they always do know – then scent-marking his scooter is inevitable.
    Hooray for cats!

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I had a neighbor who had a tenant and a cat that didn’t get along. Every morning the cat left paw prints all over his (the tenant’s) truck. It didn’t matter when it last rained, it found mud. Yep, I have a cat in my lap right now and haven’t had to worry to much about kitty vengeance ;)

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