Kelly’s Viking Funeral: #FridayFictioneers

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Kelly’s Viking Funeral

Mewing 'oer the landscape,
Upon a boat of flames,
Felines of the land lamented
Mighty Kelly has passed on.

For sixteen years she hunted
For sixteen years she spied
Mouse, Hare, Bird, and more
She pounced: they died!

From kitten age, to mighty youth,
To grizzled veteran, she,
Her prey, came to fear,
When Kelly’s stalking was near.

Her claws, a mighty weapon,
Her tail, it thrashed and smote,
With glistening sharp teeth snapped
Her yowls of victory did resound!

Here's to mighty Kelly!
She will be forever missed,
Especially by one fair lass
Whose Kelly's nose, she had kissed.

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It’s #Friday Fictioneers prompt time, as always created and hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields on her blog, Addicted To Purple.

The rules are simple if you’d like to do this:

    1. Use the photo on Addicted to Purple as your prompt (goes up on Wednesday).
    2. Write a 100 word story, complete with beginning, middle, and end.
    3. Make every word count.
    4. It is proper etiquette to give the contributor of the photo credit.
  1. Add the InLinkz button (below) so your readers can find the dozens of other bloggers who have taken up this challenge.

33 responses »

  1. Wow, Kelly was a great cat and I love the idea of sending her off Viking-style. I am sure there will be another pretty little nose out there waiting to be kissed. I am so sentimental about animals.

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  2. Oh this was delightful – first for the beautiful flow of words
    And then for content! Cheers to the cat and rip
    And sweet ending (sorry for the loss too – pets are familia
    – then lastly – as I noted in my FF this week – Melanie passed away Monday night and so this FF photo promoted me to write about her passing and a eulogy post is good timing for me and helps the grief a bit!
    And side note – yesterday morning on radio (think NPR) shared that Mozart wrote a poem
    For his dead starling –
    It was deep and funny at same time (like yours)
    And then they played his not-so-well-known funeral music (from his private bs public stuff I guess)
    And so I feel like so many things this week have helped assuage my grief –
    Many thx for this post (purrrrrfect amigo)

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      • Thanks – my grief is mixed but not too heavy. I really did not know her too well – because she was my son’s friend’s step-mom –
        and I only had a few exchanges –

        but it did hit me – as being human to human and just how sad it is – thanks for your condolences – and your fiction!

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