Cait

Dorothy rocked gently back and forth in the golden light of the early morning sun as her chair creaked in time with the floorboards of her front porch, snagging and looping yarn with the ease of experience.

Cait, her grand-daughter, would be back soon.  She’d been out all night again as was the wont of girls her age, no doubt hanging around the local cemetery and enjoying the intoxicating effects of her favourite herbage.

She heard something soft land on the edge of the piano, and glanced up to see a black cat which paused mid-stride for a moment, narrowing its eyes momentarily by way of greeting.  The cat stood on its hind legs and strolled gracefully across the keys, growing larger as it morphed into the form of a naked young woman.

“Been at the catnip again have we?  I told you about that stuff.”

“Yes grandma, I know.”

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About TheImaginator

35 year old sciolist living in Tokyo. I like swing dancing, Twitter word games, writing, using Stumbleupon.com, reading, and watching movies. I write stuff on my blog occasionally.
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23 Responses to Cait

  1. Maggie Grace says:

    Very creative and engaging!

  2. Fantastical story for a fantastical photo! As always, very well done :)) By the way, are we ever going to see The Imaginator morph into human, rather than painting, form? ;))

  3. Saajida says:

    Such a lovely short! was a fantastic read 🙂 Kind of want more… !!

  4. ruanna3 says:

    Ha, very clever and slightly witchy.

  5. Miriam E. says:

    ha, a great transformation, beautifully worded. love it.
    ~Miriam

  6. JB Lacaden says:

    This is interesting and could definitely be part of a much larger story. 🙂

  7. Ahhhh loved it 🙂 Naughty Cait – very clever use of the word/name btw. 🙂

  8. Love how you brought in the transformation theme, but with the added dimension of the grandmother and her part in things. Mention of the cemetery and “her favorite herbage”, coupled with the grandmother’s response at her return, hints at a long history and of lore being passed down…would love to know what other secrets these two women share!

  9. Loved that! I have my own little Cait, and she’s just as mystical at times!

  10. Very nice, and fun expression from the cat face. What a fun way to see a city that would be.

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