Tuesday, 28 July 2015


Mondays Finish the Story – July 27th, 2015
Welcome to Mondays Finish the Story!
Are you any good at games?

This is a unique flash fiction challenge where we provide you with a new photo each week, and the first sentence of a story. Your challenge is to finish the story using 100-150 words, not including the sentence provided. Don’t forget to use the opening sentence… This challenge runs from Monday to Sunday! Get creative and have fun finishing the story!


Please include the photo with your bit of flash and a link back to this post. Do not forget to click on the blue frog and add your link so that others can enjoy your story too! Now let’s have some fun!

Photo credit: Barbara W. Beacham

Finish the story begins with:  “He thought he found the perfect hiding spot.”



Gerry and Tom

“He thought he found the perfect hiding spot.”

Gerry panted slightly as his green eyes peeked through the fabric.  He couldn’t see the little devil anywhere.  He would wait a few moments before emerging again. 
He didn’t know how much more he could take.  The screaming, throwing, slapping, pulling and pinching of his black fur had gone on for days and days.  It was a wonder he had any fur left or that his tail was still intact.
As far as he understood it Tom was going through the ‘terrible two’s’ stage.  Gerry wondered what on earth would happen at the next stage, providing he survived this stage.
Word count:100



  1. This is such a fun picture and great piece... but poor Gerry!

  2. Great response to the prompt. I enjoyed your contribution very much.

  3. Sounds like my all favourite TV cartoons: Tom and Jerry. Nice!

  4. That poor cat having to deal with a terrible two! Loved the story Sally! Thanks for sticking with the Mondays Finish the Story challenge and be well... ^..^

  5. Poor kitty... the little terrible twos are indeed a problem. Great story!! Hope he finds the perfect hiding place!

  6. Young children and cats, not usually a good combination, but the terrible twos, oops, that spells disaster. Well done!

  7. Oh Sally - how cute is this story! You are so clever to write from the cat's point of view.

  8. I think parents fear the same, well done Sally.

  9. Another toddler in the "terrible twos." I wrote about one with a dog as the "victim." Goodness knows how many animals have lived through the "terrible twos" with their owner's children. Well written, Sally. :) --- Suzanne