General Fiction posted March 25, 2020

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A short story

The Fight

by kahpot

Nine o'clock at night was approaching, the air filled with dampness of earlier rain.
Hungry, searching eyes were not alone in the back alley
where dumpsters held the waste of eaterys now closed.
Here the unwanted and homeless find and fight for
treasures discarded as trash by the ignorant.
Tom moved forward with determination, glancing around constantly
for the blood-red eyes he had previously encountered.
Once found, the tactical dance of showmanship begins. Circling Tom strikes,
lashing out for life's survival, knowing his greatest treasure lies in the defeat
of those blood red eyes.

So begins the nightly ritual between Cat and Rat...

100 Word Flash Fiction contest entry


Thanks to booklotto for the artwork
My first attempt at a short-any story, all help needed, please be kind
I like to try new things/styles
Pays one point and 2 member cents.

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