Today is National Cat Day, so let’s write about a creepy cat as we continue to write about spooky themes, to get in the mood for Halloween. Keep reading to see the writing prompt and my completed version of it.

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Today’s Writing Prompt: Creepy Cat

Today’s writing prompt is simple: write about a creepy cat. And have at least one character interact with it in some way.

Completed Version of Today’s Writing Prompt

Creepy Cat, by K.E. Creighton

Janice was out for a run in the woods behind her house. It was cool out at dusk and the dead leaves crunched underneath her shoes allowing her to keep a perfect pace and rhythm.

As she approached a small hill midway through her run, Janice noticed an oddly shaped pile of leaves to her right. It looked as if something small was buried underneath it, so she couldn’t pass it without inspecting it first. When she brushed some leaves in the pile to the side, she saw a small white cat lying down with its legs tucked underneath its body. The cat looked slightly malnourished and helpless– as if it had decided to accept its end among the dead leaves.

Janice never particularly liked or disliked animals but felt compelled to help this cat. When she went to pick it up and carry it back to her house to nurse it back to health, its eyes shot open. They were bright red eyes and penetrating. Startled, Janice fell backward. And the cat saw this as a prime opportunity. Before she knew what was happening, the cat pounced on Janice’s head and tore her eyes out of their sockets— without making a bloody mess. Or a sound. Not even a soft hiss.

A few hours later another jogger found Janice’s body in that pile of leaves. There was a large bright red leaf covering each of her empty eye sockets. The white cat was curled up next to her, purring. It was now fat and its eyes had faded to a dull grey.

[All Rights Reserved by K.E. Creighton and Creighton’s Compositions LLC. The above work is a piece of fiction. All names and locations referred to are the product of the author’s imagination and are used entirely for fictional purposes. Any similarities to real-life persons or places are purely coincidental.]

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