99 word prompt

October 22, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a spooky tale told around a campfire. It doesn’t have to include the campfire; it can be the tale. Go where the prompt leads!

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October 22: Flash Fiction Challenge


“I am with you always,” a voice whispered, smooth as silk, soft as velvet.

Mary stopped knitting to look at her companion of 13 years.  As usual, Roger, the grey cat she’d found at her doorstep the day her husband had died, slept soundly on the chair that had once belonged to the bastard.

“I could swear you were talking to me, little one,” Mary said. 

She returned to her knitting until papers in the corner rustled.  With a murderous screech, Roger leapt at the invisible intruder. 

He’d served his purpose once again. Her husband always did hate cats.