Sunday, January 14, 2018

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Post 1615. Sunday January 14




I froze. My blood ran cold. I would never see Mummy and Daddy again. I should have said sorry for breaking the head off my sister's doll and blaming it on her friend. I should have owned up to hiding my other brothers favourite toy soldier. I’d miss my rabbit. I’d miss seeing Bill and Ben on the television tonight and pizza for supper tomorrow. My teddy would miss me. Who would look after him?

I had this book about a jungle. There were pictures of scary animals and one was a huge leopard. I always rushed past it, it really frightened me. And there I was facing one in my own back garden. Daddy said they only lived in zoos here. Why did he tell me a fib? Why was I looking into the eyes of one now? Every night before bed, I had to say my prayers. Something about keeping me safe. So, surely Mr God would shoo the leopard away. But he didn’t. It came closer and closer.

Just then Daddy came out into the garden. “What are you doing here you big fat pussycat?” he laughed. “Mrs Thomas was wondering where you had gone to!”



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28 comments:

  1. Aww.. this one gives me the warm fuzzies :-)

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  2. What if one day all the cats decided to turn on us... There's a frightening thought.

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    1. Don't start me on cats! I don't trust them and I'm certain they are polotting to take over the world.

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    2. If if they are they will have a hard task facing man and his friend the dog.

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    3. They will come up with a plan you'll see!!! Cheers Mike

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  3. Hi Keith - they have minds of their own that's for sure ... now I shall think about the critters here and remember they have families! Cheers Hilary

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  4. Blogger comments are taking time to connect too ... such is life!!! Patience ...

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    1. I was hoping it wasn't just my blog that had slowed down, but now I think it's across the board. Virtue...

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  5. In the dark, even small dangers can seem monstrous, especially to scared young eyes. Nicely played, Keith!

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    1. Very true Joy. Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. That must be one big cat.

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    1. He was a small child who had only ever seen a picture in a book so had no idea how bg a real one was! Cheers James.

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  7. Well, you sure got me on that one. There have been several claims of seeing large wild cats in this area, including both me and a neighbor.

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  8. Ha ha ha ha. That was so much fun. Loved the build-up, and the reveal!

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    1. I'm delighted to have amused you Anurag!

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  9. Such a cute six line story

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  10. Reality through the eyes of a child. This is a cute story, Keith. Good writing. :) --- Suzanne

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  11. A child's imagination is priceless. Loved it, Keith.

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