A Library Cat Named Rainbow

Cats and books…what’s not to love.. This week’s flash fiction responses to the Carrot Ranch prompt from last week will keep you entertained. Thanks to Charli Mills for the work that goes in to curating this challenge.. #recommended

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Here’s the situation — a library cat named Rainbow escaped. Where she went, is anybody’s guess. Why would she leave the library? Was she captive or missed? A single situation causes us to ask questions and wonder what happens next.

Thus writers accepted the task of crafting a story from the situation, which is a style of drafting. Find out where Rainbow led this week.

The following stories are based on February 20, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a library cat named Rainbow who escapes.

PART I (10-minute read)

Reluctant Rainbow Rebounds by JulesPaige

Rainbow rabbeted, ran right, ran rough
Ricocheting rallying roars; “Return! Return!”
Rants rippled, reformed, repeated.
Rainbow remained rapidly running.
Rainbow replicated rough ruses.
Rounding readied roadblocks,
Reaching rabble-rousing republicans
Rainbow resisted raw rhetoric.
Rainbow ran ragged roads
Reaching red roofs, rested.
Rescuers responded, rummaging ropes.
Rainbow refused…

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