(Photo courtesy of DeAnna Gossman)
The harsh afternoon sunlight glistened off and lent a surreal brightness to the 1858 Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles. The furry cat purred and bristled, casting surreptitious looks at the high quality wine. The rooster, which looked overtly prosperous in bulk but debilitated in movement cocked its head to one side and intently observed something which could only be perceivable to roosters.
The cat apprehensively sniffed at the wine glass a couple of times and while, it cannot be ascertained with certainty whether it crinkled its nose in apparent disgust, it was obvious that one of the best wines on the planet was no substitute for the tried and tested milk. The cat bristled and moved away from the glass and after giving its fluffy coat a few hard licks, assumed its restive posture with a semblance of equanimity.
Suddenly all hell broke loose. The rooster pounced upon the cat, clawed, pecked and ravaged the unsuspecting feline and within a few minutes the razor sharp beak and claws had reduced the animal to its bones. By the time the 3D Printed troika of the Cat, rooster and wine were buried, killed and disposed of respectively, the damage was done.
(Word Count: 198)
Written as part of Sunday Photo Fiction. Write a story of around 200 words based on the photo prompt given (above). Hosted by Donna McNicol . For more details visit HERE
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Love the way your words seduce the reader into a sense of calm. And then pounces on us to cause a startlement. Excellently done. 🙂
Thank you so very much!
Always a pleasure to read your words… 🙂
Very beautifully described. Good writing.
The calm before the storm! Nice one.
Such a powerful post