12 Six-Word Stories About Kitties

Are ALL authors subjected to this?

My human made me wear these cheap, non-prescription glasses because — get this — she thought they made me look like a dignified author! I do have some stories for you today, but I could have done without the supposedly writer-ly trappings.

Do any of you recall a while back that six-word stories were all the rage? They were based on a claim by author Ernest Hemingway (who shares a birthday with my human, as she always reminds me): that he could write a great story in just six words. And he proved it with this one — “For Sale: baby shoes, never used.”

I looked around the internet and was shocked to find there was a decided lack of six word stories about cats! So to rectify this horrible oversight, I wrote a few of my own. There are a dozen, and I have numbered them.

1. Claw tap on cheek. Breakfast served.

2. She was semi feral, forever loyal.

3. Missed her human until euthanasia day.

4. Best cat and worst roommate ever.

5. Slipping out front door… not freedom!

6. One sun puddle, two fighting cats.

7. Bella purred bravely in cancer’s face.

8. Squirrel head — kitty’s most precious gift.

9. A good brushing — human requesting forgiveness.

10. Sweet kitten eyes that echoed Muffin’s.

11. Bed felt empty with three cats.

12. Catnip, claw tip, let ’er rip!

All brilliant stories © 2013, Sparkle the Designer Cat!

Which ones were your favorites? And can you come up with a six-word story or two of your own?

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  1. says

    #2, #3, and #7 make our hearts ache. And #8 makes us laugh.

    They’re all good, and no, our human can’t come up with anything on the spot. Give her three weeks and maybe….nah, not even then.

  2. says

    Those are awesome, clever Sparkle!…We especially relate to #1=Sukki is Mommy’s alarm clock at 4:30 am 7 days a week! and Mommy Cat/Daddy Cat are living proof of #2…Our Mommy wrote one for us=Cuddles, kisses, forever bonded, unconditional love…Have a fun weekend, sweet friends…xoxo…Calle, Halle, Sukki
    PS…One from Sukki…Wake up, hungry, where’s my dish?hehe

  3. says

    I know I came up with some of these back in the day, too…all cat-related, of course! I can’t remember them, though, but I think one was: “It all started with an Abyssinian.”

    But here’s one off the top of my head this morning: “Cat in a stroller: Instant fame!” LOL

  4. says

    Sparkle those 6-word stories of yours – and the ones your fans have added – are fantabulous. Mom’s brain is somewhat addled since she had to work on my blogaversary post and all the associated STUFF for today but something tells me she couldn’t have touched your creativity with a ten foot pole. ‘Nuff said!

    Kitty Hugs and love your glasses, Sammy 😛

  5. Baby Tali says

    I can see by the looks on your face that you is thrilled to wear them new glasses Sparkle..mol..I likes all them little stories..how about..”Tali wanted treats..Human opened bag” or “Human goed shopping..Bringed Tali toys”..HAHA..Tali made funnies 😆

  6. Mandi (Westley, Horus and Miracle Max) says

    Here are a few:

    Sad kitten eyes, claimed my heart.

    Purring cats mean, no getting up.

    Belly rub, at your own risk.

    Cat treats, now, and you live.

  7. Wildcat says

    Those were all really good Sparkle! My favorites are the sad ones, 3,7 & 11. Also I like 2! And 1,5,9 & 10. See, all good :)

  8. says

    I am a chatterbox and wouldn’t be satisfied with 6 words to write about my cats ! Sounds like steno to me 😀 !
    But I very much agree with this : One sun puddle, two fighting cats !!

  9. says

    We didn’t get #3, unless we are reading it wrong. Did the human pass away first. Here’s ours: In bed, cat on head, sleeping. Katie’s is so funny. She never gives poor Waffles Too a break. Thanks for a unique post. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

  10. emilykarn says

    We like all of them Sparkle. Here is ours. Crunchy birdies, stalk, catch, and eat. Bandit, Selleck, and Their Person, Emily. 😛

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