99 word prompt : follow your dreams (cat edition)

March 22, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story using the theme “follow your dreams.” Bonus points for throwing a badge into the tale. Go where the prompt leads.

If you want to participate, here’s the link:  https://carrotranch.com/2018/03/23/march-22-flash-fiction-challenge/


Once upon a time there was a rather bright cat with a rather dull brother. 

One day, Mr. Bright announced, “I hate city living!” 

Vowing to follow his dreams, he began an epic journey, until he detected the pitter-patter of cat feet behind him. 

“Go home!” he meowed at Mr. Dull.

“Where’s home?”

Mr. Bright shuddered at a wind growing colder as night drew near.  “I don’t know.”

“MeeeeRrrrAAARRRRRRR,” Mr. Dull shouted.

A kind human heard his cries. Now they live in a mansion, have a cat door, and wear badges on their collars.

Sometimes loud triumphs over brilliance.


©Joelle LeGendre