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Painting the rainbow

June 25, 2021

From Charli Mills at the Carrot Ranch is this week’s challenge.

June 24, 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a cat named Rainbow on an outdoor adventure. Rainbow is any cat of any identification. What would draw a cat outside? Go where the prompt leads!

Painting the Rainbow

Ben Dykstra spends his summer painting Grover Lake at different times of the day. Ben and Elaine rent the cabin next to ours at Woodview Acres.

The cabins don’t overlook the woods and I agree, why Woodview and not Lakeview?

Out walking and Puff saw Ben. Before I could react, Puff pulled the leash from me and sped straight toward Ben.

Startled by the appearance of an overweight brown tabby, Ben jumped back and dropped his paint palette onto the head of an equally startled – and presently annoyed – cat.

“Hello,” he laughed. “How are you, rainbow cat!


9 Comments leave one →
  1. June 28, 2021 8:12 pm

    Ha! I could see it all.
    And do love Johnny! Thanks for the song.

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  2. June 29, 2021 2:02 am

    You set the scene perfectly! Though I should have, I did not see that ending, and was pleasantly surprised. You introduced the tabby at the best moment to support that twist. Great writing!

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  3. June 30, 2021 10:14 pm

    Puff has a new look! What a fun interaction and surprise for them all. Thanks for queuing Johnny.

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  4. July 2, 2021 5:25 am

    I think you and I had similar ideas for turning a tabby into rainbow.

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  5. July 4, 2021 6:51 am

    Great minds think alike, Norah! 🙂 I think of the cats in question, yours enjoyed the pain massage than mine who had a board of paint dropped on his head!

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