Disputed Territory: Fiction Friday

The Friday Fictioneer Challenge: Write a 100-word story based on the photo.

Photo copyright Shaktiki Sharma

Photo copyright Shaktiki Sharma

Disputed Territory

Cats are so transparent, the Loggerhead Shrike mused. The feline tail twirled back and forth as it was sneaking up on the grasshopper. At the bottom of the post, Cat got ready to pounce. Timing is everything, Shrike thought as it dove down, snatching up the grasshopper in its beak.

Cat jumped up, swiping its paw at the now empty post. “Hey! That’s mine!” Cat objected.

“Don’t think so.” Shrike impaled the grasshopper on a nail protruding from the porch.

Deciding it never really wanted the grasshopper anyway, Cat started licking its paws, silently making plans for revenge. Next time . . .

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To read other Friday Fictioneer stories based on this photo, select the smiley blue frog.

13 thoughts on “Disputed Territory: Fiction Friday

  1. Such a territorial little beast, Mr. Shrike. I wonder how long him and Cat have been battling this war… and what Cat will do next.

    Powerful imagery. And the voice sounds so believable.

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