Flash fiction

At my Doorstep

Credit: Celestial-Daisy Kotey

When I finally lifted the metallic bucket filled with water almost to the brim, a piece of cloth wrapped around my bosom and my sponge dish in my left hand ready to rush to the bathhouse; I was stopped in my track.

She sat there, at my doorstep, alone and sad. I pitied her. I had grown attached to her–she had become an inseparable part of my life–because we had so much in common. She had lost her mother just two weeks after her birth and her big sister had passed on exactly a week after. It was an awful experience. I had lost my mother too; but not at such tender age. And my big sister had looked after us for a while before her sudden demise. So when Amos stared at her creepily with those eyes, almost bulging out from his sockets and a sinister smile, licking his lower lip afterwards, I bawled, “Please don’t do that to her.”

She’s still at my doorstep with a linger of hope in her sad eyes. It’s not her first time though. I know what she wants, so I scream “Senam! The kitten needs food.”

19 Comments Add yours

  1. adams2020 says:

    Nice pieceπŸ’«

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks dearie 😍

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Nii says:

    Nice.. I got played.. I realized that at the end. πŸ˜‚

    Liked by 1 person

    1. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
      I’m grateful

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  3. Ogbonnaya says:

    πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    I love this, Ruthie
    I never knew it was a cat until the end
    I love cats too

    Liked by 1 person

    1. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
      What were you thinking…yeah cats are adorable

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  4. Abis Psyche says:

    This was real nice. Still trying to figure it out.
    You’ve played me

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Oh really
      πŸ˜ΉπŸ˜ΉπŸ˜ΉπŸ’”

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  5. Ruth says:

    That was great….. you nearly got emotional

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Echo Peace says:

    πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚β™₯️
    Cute twist…well done

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks sweedy β€οΈπŸ˜‚

      Like

  7. Blaise says:

    Just when I thought I’ve figured this thing out! πŸ˜….
    Nice one dear

    Like

  8. sodwingodwin says:

    Nice piece there

    I read a couple of times before getting the whole thing come together,πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰ Amazing!! πŸ‘

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks dear 😚

      Like

  9. Lyn says:

    Nice🀣oh lah I was sad for a secπŸ˜‚

    Like

    1. I’m not sure πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

      Like

  10. Daisy says:

    Nice pieceπŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

    Like

    1. Thanks dear 😚

      Like

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