Friday Flash Fiction Challenge: 100 Word Story

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This week the challenge from terribleminds is to post a 100-word story that hits people right in the feels.  When it has to do with feelings and people, there’s one surefire way to get a reaction: pets.  So, here is my 100-word story about my childhood cat, Cooper.

Cooper

It was late when I got home, a bouncing ten-year-old high on exhaustion and too much sugar.  A “mew” sounded from behind the couch, and instantly I was in love.  My daddy knew just what would make his girl smile. Cooper met me at the bus stop every day straight through until I graduated, never missing a day.  I cried into his fur through break-ups and laughed at his antics.  As he grew older he seemed slower and quieter, but he was still Cooper.  He was always there, until that one night when he didn’t come home.  Again, I cried.

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  1. Gahhhh. More tears. People write about their cats and it kills me. Lost mine at the beginning of this month, my best beloved of Not Long Enough. He was my comfort through what have felt like the hardest ten years of my life, and now he’s gone. Reading this was lovely, and sad, all at once. Nicely done.

    • I’m sorry for your loss- I worked with animals for 5 years and I saw both the joy of people with their furry best friends as well as the pain and sadness when they lose that friend. Nothing quite gets my emotions going like my pets.

      Thank you for reading and commenting.

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