Friday Fictioneers

PHOTO PROMPT © Brenda Cox

The aroma of fried wonton and squid filled Lok’s nostrils as he made his usual downtown rounds.
He stopped by each shop and received a token of each proprietor’s appreciation then rested a moment while waiting to start his patrol.
Each restaurant closed its shutters and one by one doors were locked as the marketing district went to sleep.
All was still for only minutes before nighttime marauders made their move.
In an instant, Lok was after them!
Just the sight of him made them scatter and disappear.
One grateful stray cat proved cheaper and more efficient than any exterminator.

(100 words)
Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple | Growing older is inevitable. Growing up is optional.

55 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers

  1. When my parents first opened a restaurant in Hawaii, they got a cat for just this purpose, or so my dad told me – one of those stories he’d tell over and over. Ever since then, my parents and now me have always been partial to cats. I love dogs, don’t get me wrong, but cats are as practical as they are adorable to have around, you know? Love it. So true.

      1. For sure. Cats and indeed many creatures have learned to adapt to the ways of humans. To use them to get food and water. To subsist on the things they find a long way. It’s amazing really.

  2. Dear Susan,

    Terrific misdirect. Going back and reading it a second time, knowing Lok was a cat put a whole new spin on the story. Loved it both times.

    Shalom and hearty meow,

    Rochelle

  3. Such a fine story this is. I saw a documentary a few years back, “Kedi,” about the community cats of Istanbul, Turkey. Lok reminds me of one of the cats.

Tell me something good...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s