99 word prompt : crunching

September 24, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about snacking. It can feature crunchy snacks, or creamy one. Who is snacking on what and why? How can you make this a story? Go where the prompt leads!

If you want to participate, here’s the link:  CARROT RANCH


On the desk, as close to my computer mouse as possible, a coon cat approaching old age soundly sleeps.

He was a nimble hunter in his youth, often bursting through the dog door with mice, rats, birds, and the occasional rabbit.  Yes, you read that right. I’ve had to save more than one rabbit quivering in fear on the kitchen counter.

Once, he jumped on my desk with a half-eaten bird, stared at me as if to say, “MINE,” and devoured, with loud crunching, all but two feathers.

Now, he smacks at my computer mouse and snacks on greenies.