Flash Fiction #182 – Barnabas Cranky Purrs

We called Animal Control the day the tabby broke into our home. Had to; it hissed death threats anytime my wife or I neared.

Imagine our shock when our son picked it up like a harmless kitty.

By then Sam was terminal so the cat stayed.

Barnabas Cranky hates everything. But around Sam, he purred. He didn’t stop purring until Sam breathed his last.

That day, the cat’s eyes drifted toward the ceiling, as if it saw his soul slip away.

Now, my wife and I say Sam is visiting any time Barnabas Cranky purrs.

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