The Cat Who Came In From the Cold #Caturday #StoryADayMay

Hi there! I’m Tipper Allen, and guess what? Momma is being a slacker this year on Story A Day May. She only wrote a tiny story yesterday, and she does one of them the first of every month anyway, so I don’t think that counts. And today is Caturday, and Chickie and I take turns doing her blog on Caturday, so today doesn’t count, either.

Momma says nobody can lose the Story A Day Challenge, but I think she’s wimping out. What do you think?

Anyway, here’s my story:

The Cat Who Came In From the Cold

Sniffie was the most glamorous cat you ever saw. His coat was pure white. That’s why everybody called him a spook.

He prowled the most dangerous neighborhoods with no fear, and took the riskiest assignments his handlers, M and P, offered.

He ate only the finest kibble. His favorite drink was fresh water, shaken, not stirred.

Then, one day, he noticed he was being followed. There was a gang of cats in the neighborhood, terrorizing the local wildlife, and Sniffie knew where they all lived. He informed on them all, but there were too many of them; they learned where he lived, too.

“I’m sorry,” M said. “You’ve been irremediably compromised. P and I have decided to take you out of the field. We’re putting you in Witness Protection.”

So Sniffie retired. He even altered his appearance, so the bad cats wouldn’t recognize him, even if they stumbled across him.

They’d better hope they never did.


Chickie: Tell them that’s my picture you used at the end. Special guest appearance by Chickie. Tell them that.

Special guest appearance by Chickie, as Sniffie in disguise. Happy?

Chickie: My turn next week! I wonder if Mommy will write a story herself tomorrow.

Your guess is as good as mine.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR ANIMALS: Are there bad animals where you live?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “The Cat Who Came In From the Cold #Caturday #StoryADayMay

  1. Dan Antion

    May 2, 2020 at 9:39am

    HA! That’s a great story. I love the way Tipper switched identities. Yes, Chickie, I know it was you, but that makes you Tipper’s body double. Sorry

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      Marian Allen

      May 3, 2020 at 2:25pm

      Tipper was very tickled to see I had those photos of him and Chickie in more-or-less the same pose. He says that’s what gave him the idea for the story. Inspiration comes from odd places.

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