Another storyboard

In my day, it was the elderly reading to the young, not the other way round.
There were stories of giants and kings, dragons and fairies, trolls and heroes, there was even a few about cats.
Dick Whittington had a cat, though in his time, he never admitted it because it wasn’t exactly manly to have a cat. Most guys then had dogs, and they were BIG dogs, chasing the poor feline for fun, cheered on by their owners.
My ancestors changed all that. They took magic potions, became familiars to witches, rode pillion on broomsticks, and never aged. The truth about nine lives? We live through nine cycles, and are then reborn. Nobody sees that, or appreciates us, but we miss nothing.
Now I sit close by the food basket in the hope that a tiny morsel will come my way as the young lad reads from his silver box. The old lady is mesmerised by its magic.
It won’t be so magical when the batteries die.
Image credit; Sasint @ Pixabay

For the visually challenged reader, the image shows an old lady sitting with a young boy in a rural setting. The boy had a laptop open and is showing her something.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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8 Responses to Another storyboard

  1. Carol anne says:

    Lovely story Di! ❤

  2. Sadje says:

    Love your story from the cat’s perspective. Yes, when the battery dies, it won’t be much fun. Thanks Di for a delightful tale.

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  4. Chris Hall says:

    That made me smile, Di. I think Luna has been through more than a few regenerations; she has that ‘seen it all before’ expression.

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