A moment before he had been hunting fleas in the fertile hair that clothed his muscular limbs...

By mikeb, December 19, 2012.

Found in futuria fantasia, authored by Ray D. Bradbury (as editor).


The fur that has once been glossy and thick lay dull and uneven over the old cat's bones. There was skin showing where he itched and as the fall turned to winter he could be seen to shiver. Samantha dug out a sweater that belonged to her baby sister and placed on him. At first he was indignant but after a minute he visibly relaxed and went to sleep on her mother's bed. He wasn't really allowed but no-one had the heart to stop him now that he was so frail.

By tinaray5, October 30, 2014.