“I brought you a present, momma, and it’s delicious,” Cat said after entering the house through the open glass door that separates our family room from the backyard patio and dropping a not quite dead rat at my wife’s feet.
My wife screamed and dropped the cup of coffee she was holding, the cup smashing into dozens of ceramic pieces and shards upon hitting the hardwood floor, causing Cat to scramble away.
Upon hearing my wife’s scream and the crash of the coffee cup, I came running from the kitchen and saw my wife standing on a chair pointing to a large, not quite dead rat on the family room floor.
That’s when I saw Cat in the corner, preening himself and looking completely unconcerned about of anything having to do with the brouhaha.
I gave the cat a what did you do? look, at which point, Cat looked back at me, licked his lips, and said, “Who, me?”
Written for the In Other Words prompt from Patricia’s Place. The challenge this week is to write a story or poem of five lines or fewer using the picture above and/or the word “delicious.” Photo credit: Monika Schmidt from Pixabay.