Monday, 12 October 2015


Mondays Finish the Story – Oct 12th, 2015

This is a unique flash fiction challenge hosted by the lovely Barbara Beacham where she provides us 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

Photo credit: Barbara W. Beacham

Finish the story begins with:  “Now this is living the life of Riley.”


Now this is living the life of Riley, nothing better than feeling secure and happy.  It was such a great day when Mary and her children picked me out from the Rescue Centre.  All they saw then was a cowering, timid, ragged cat.  My big green eyes pleaded with them as they stopped by my cage.  I didn't hold out much hope as many families had scuttled past my cage to the younger kittens.

I was already 18 months old when kind Lisa scooped me up from the gutter.  She brought me to this warm place where gentle hands felt along my body as I tried not to cower in pain and fear.  A few needle pricks every day soon had me feeling better, so much so that I actually began to wash myself as my skin and fur recovered.

Now several years later those days are just a memory. It’s a purrfect life with Mary and family.

Word count: 150


  1. Purrfect story! Lovely! Put a smile on my face!

  2. Adorable story! He/she is living the good life now and it is well deserved!

  3. Aww so cute. Lovely and tender. Enjoyable read.

  4. One never knows when one gets scooped up, where life will take them. Nicely done Sally! Thank you for participating in the Mondays Finish the Story challenge. I appreciate your contribution. Be well... ^..^

  5. That's such a sweet story! A real feel-good tale for this chilly morning :-)

  6. I'm glad to have read this first thing this morning. What a great way to begin the day!