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FF – Snacks for Cats

Here is my story for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. The photo this week was contributed by J Hardy Carroll.

After last week’s darkness, a silly little one this week from me. It includes my special sound effects (patent pending).


Copyright J Hardy Carroll

 

“Have you reversed that shrink ray yet?”

“Nearly.”

“Unbelievable. Three weeks stuck in a shrunken church. Which is now an ornament. An ornament! At my time of life…”

“One sec.”

“Didn’t you think? Didn’t you consider…”

“Well, clearly not.”

“That cat has been giving me the evils. He looks hungry…”

“Got it!”

Zzzzzzzzzzap! Crunch! Splinter!

“Oh, that’s just great. Enlarge us inside the guy’s house. What a mess.”

Will you stop moaning?”

“And look! The church enlarged, we’re still tiny! Did you program for bio-matter? That’s just marvellous, that is. And here comes that cat again… oh crap.”

MEEEEOW! Munch!

 

  1. September 12, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    This is so funny!

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  2. September 12, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    Mistaken for a Dreamies snack… all in the name of science. (I assume these guys are guinea pigs for the shrink ray reversal experiment.)

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  3. September 12, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    Honey I shrunk the…

    This reminds me of a study reported on the radio, that came to the conclusion that you would be much more quickly eaten by your cat, once you expire, than by your dog. Both will eat you, but the dog will wait longer. 😊

    They did not address the question of which would eat you more quickly, should you be shunk to “bite-size.” Clearly, the question demands further study. 😊

    Great adventures in a scifi wonderland!

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    • September 13, 2018 at 6:29 am

      I think I read that somewhere too. Cats are much less domesticated than dogs so I can believe it!
      I’m glad you liked it 🙂

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  4. September 12, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    Oh, no! Shrink ray machine; what could go wrong? Obviously needs more testing. 🙂

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  5. Lyn
    September 12, 2018 at 10:22 pm

    Cruelty to poor kitties. Who knows where those guys have been or what they’ve eaten 😀 😀

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  6. September 12, 2018 at 10:22 pm

    “The best laid plans of mice and man…” as Bobby Burns once said.

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    • September 13, 2018 at 6:31 am

      Only the cat comes out on top. Not sure if Burns included that in his poem… 🙂

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  7. September 12, 2018 at 10:27 pm

    Oh no! What a disaster – but very funny too! Loved this take on the photo prompt. 🙂

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    • September 13, 2018 at 6:31 am

      It all went horribly wrong! I’m glad you liked it 🙂

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  8. September 13, 2018 at 12:24 am

    Thanks so much for the laugh! Well done.

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    • September 13, 2018 at 6:31 am

      I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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  9. September 13, 2018 at 4:06 am

    And this is why there aren’t any real mad scientists in the world today….

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    • September 13, 2018 at 6:32 am

      They’ve all been hoisted by their own petards shrink rays…

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  10. September 13, 2018 at 6:33 am

    Ha ha ha, cats are evil incarcerated 🙂

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  11. September 13, 2018 at 8:40 am

    I hope it’s a quick death then. From what I’ve observed in my cat, there’s endless hours of fun to be extracted from live food before you actually digest it

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    • September 13, 2018 at 11:44 am

      They do like a bit of a play before the main event.

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  12. September 13, 2018 at 10:20 am

    I bet the cat sat waiting for 3 weeks for the opportunity too. Great fun.

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    • September 13, 2018 at 11:45 am

      That’s cats for you. Infinitely patient when it comes to the hunt. I’m glad you liked it!

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  13. September 13, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    Everything is better with the cat in it. Great story!

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  14. September 13, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    Hehe glad the car shut him up!

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    • September 14, 2018 at 5:46 am

      He was getting on everyone’s nerves with all his whining!

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  15. September 13, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    I was going to say like Sandra… the trouble with cats is they like to torment their “food” first, often leaving them half-alive just because they are nasty beasties…
    Poor fools.

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    • September 14, 2018 at 5:48 am

      Yes, I feel they’re in for a nasty time of it.

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  16. September 13, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    I never liked cats!

    Take care —
    Neil S.

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  17. September 13, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    I know my cat well enough to say he wouldn’t hesitate to eat me if I were tiny enough. Thanks for the nightmares!

    Just kidding- Really imaginative take on the prompt, I enjoyed it 🙂

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    • September 14, 2018 at 5:50 am

      That’s cats for you. I love them but they’re not exactly fully domesticated!
      I’m glad you liked it 🙂

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  18. September 13, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    Cats will eat any old, whiny thing. 🙂

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  19. September 14, 2018 at 8:52 am

    What a catastrophic conclusion. Meeeouch!

    Click to visit Keith’s Ramblings!

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  20. September 14, 2018 at 10:23 am

    Dear Ali,

    Poor guys. What a way to go. And I come away laughing. 😀

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • September 15, 2018 at 8:33 am

      Dear Rochelle,
      I’m sure kitty was quite pleased, though! I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂
      Ali

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  21. September 14, 2018 at 10:56 am

    Ali, as always, hilarious. I could hear those special fx!!

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    • September 15, 2018 at 8:35 am

      No expense spared on this blog! It’s also a cunning way to describe something using very few words…

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  22. September 14, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    This was so great!

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    • September 15, 2018 at 8:42 am

      Thanks, I’m glad you liked it!

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  23. September 14, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    Haha! The image of the church erupting to full size in the guy’s house is magical! The demise of two researchers would have been no more than a footnote compared to the consternation a ‘new’ church would cause. Great story!

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    • September 15, 2018 at 8:36 am

      Now you’ve said that, it reminds me of the Antman films. It would cause some surprise! Especially for the poor owner when he gets home… I’m glad you liked it!

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  24. Trisha
    September 14, 2018 at 3:18 pm

    Oops! A deadly mistake not setting to bio-matter. So funny! 😂

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    • September 15, 2018 at 8:36 am

      One little switch that didn’t get pushed. I’m glad you liked it 🙂

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  25. September 14, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    it must be fun while it last. 🙂

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  26. michael1148humphris
    September 14, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    Nasty cat, but a funny story. I enjoyed it

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    • September 15, 2018 at 8:39 am

      The cat was just doing what cats do! I’m glad you enjoyed it.

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  27. September 14, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    oh, this is goood

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    • September 15, 2018 at 8:40 am

      Thanks, I’m glad you liked it!

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  28. September 15, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    Love your story – full of energy and so inventive- the dialogue is great, arguing inside the miniature church ! Their bad luck their feline friend is hungry. Ha ha.

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    • September 15, 2018 at 3:51 pm

      If only he’d had his daily tuna, they might have escaped. I’m glad you liked it!

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  29. September 15, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    Appaws Appaws for the story, Draliman. Now can I have the address of that church 😀 Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend 🙂 ❤

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    • September 16, 2018 at 5:29 am

      I thought you might like the ending to that story, LB 🙂

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  30. September 15, 2018 at 8:24 pm

    Great dialogue!

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  31. September 16, 2018 at 1:49 am

    I love it. Really funny!

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  32. September 16, 2018 at 5:12 am

    So funny, I love it! The cat bided his time and it was well worth the wait. =)

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    • September 16, 2018 at 5:31 am

      Cats are very patient when it comes to stalking their prey. I’m glad you liked it!

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  33. September 16, 2018 at 9:08 am

    Made me laugh. You packed a lot into this little tale – shrink rayed it perhaps to squeeze it all in?

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    • September 16, 2018 at 4:31 pm

      Ha, that would be cool – a 100-wordifier machine!

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  34. September 16, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    Whoa. That was creepy/funny. It was far darker than “Honey, I shrunk the kids.” 😀 — Suzanne

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    • September 16, 2018 at 4:32 pm

      Honey, I shrunk myself and got eaten 🙂

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  35. September 16, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    Made me laugh out loud, what a brilliant idea.

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  36. September 16, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    LOL. Great sound effects. And at least the guy firing the ray gun will have a quiet life for a while, albeit one tainted with a little guilt.

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    • September 17, 2018 at 6:18 am

      He could even shoot the cat a and have a little pet.

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  37. September 16, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    LOL.
    My fairies are having an easier time in their clock than your guys are.
    Watch out for that hungry cat.

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  38. September 17, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    Great sound effects. Good luck with your patent. 😉

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  39. September 17, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    A cat would eat anything that cannot bite back… 🙂

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  40. September 18, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    Great and humorous dialogue, some people shouldn’t be left in control of buttons to press

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