General Fiction posted April 16, 2019


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My Three Musketeers

by Y. M. Roger


It was almost midnight, and I was exhausted. Rounding a sharp curve, I noticed a dead animal. As I passed, six pin-pricks of light appeared over the top of the body.
 
Every work-centered instinct told me to keep going – I still had work to finish at home. Alone.
 
Pulling over, I walked back to the dead calico – her three kittens watching me from behind her.
 
I sighed, took off my blazer, and wrapped the needle-clawed bandits in it.
 

Next morning, the vet just smiled and handed the trio back to me saying, “Athos, Parthos, and Aramis are ready … dad!”
 

 


100 Word Flash Fiction writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Write a flash fiction story. 100 words exactly. Title not included in count.


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