The thrilling conclusion. This was fun to write; had to get the absurdity out.
I’m a cat person. Need I say more?
I suppose you could call the following piece a revenge on behalf of those cats who are considered morbidly obese. Just like in humans, obesity can lead to a variety of health problems in cats: diabetes, arthritis, and a shortened lifespan. I can only imagine what carrying that weight feels like, but it must hurt.
So what would cats do if they got fed up with their fat?
Maybe something like this.
Slightly autobiographical, as I’ve done both retail and repacking. Unfortunately, it’s not so easy to fix people. Fortunately, we can choose not to.
The dust had settled long ago on the main street when she begins to crawl. Ma would be ashamed to see the grit and drool on her lips and chin, but Ma lies dead next to her, and it is an effort to crawl, such an effort. She doesn’t want to crawl, but she can hear the robbers preparing to leave, and she doesn’t want them to see the gun.