FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER: 2022: WEEK #25

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Hi, Jones here.
I’m the neighbourhood security.
People don’t take much notice of me. Afterall, what’s unusual about a cat walking the streets? It’s not as if I have to have a human attached on a cord as do my canine counterparts.
I see a lot more than you might imagine.
I know which houses are unoccupied, who is dallying with whom, where the best tips are and places to avoid.
Rats are in abundance at the takeaway. The owners don’t clear away their trash and food wastages sensibly so it’s a free-for-all after closing time. Some are getting braver and venturing inside the premises. The Chef’s Special has an interesting hue sometimes.

There are ten of us, and we prowl after dark, keeping in contact with our caterwauling.
What? You thought that was some stud on the make visiting his lady loves on the block?
Nah. It’s our alarm system and causing such a ruckus usually results in someone somewhere turning on lights, coming to the door or even venturing outside to see what’s going on.Β  OK, some of us may end up having an unwelcome bath, but it works and usually crime is stopped in its tracks.
Uh-oh. Someone’s going into number 9 and I know they don’t live there.
That bulge in his pocket doesn’t look kosher. Think I’ll caul for reinforcements before taking a look. Sid’s up the road and he’s mates with the German Shepherd doing the rounds with the latest canine unit.

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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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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11 Responses to FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER: 2022: WEEK #25

  1. Nope, Not Pam says:

    This is wonderful, I love the caterwauling. We must have a lot of issues in my area πŸ˜‚

  2. murisopsis says:

    love Love LOVE this one!!!!

  3. willowdot21 says:

    Great story I love this πŸ’œπŸ’œ

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