I’m so pleased that I was long-listed in the Globe Soup June micro fiction competition, which had the theme of ‘cats’ and accepted fiction, non-fiction prose and poetry with a word count of up to 100 words.
Ghostly Bedfellows In the grey shadows of predawn, I’m woken by companions of the past and the present, haunting my dreams until they’re broken. These ghostly bedfellows curiously haunt, purring, kneading, butting, always knowing I will fill their dishes in the morning. They guard me closely through the night but, once fed, they lick their lips, clean their paws and, tails straight up, slip out the open door to disappear into a bright new day, off to hunt a sun-kissed butterfly or chase a field mouse wandering by. Kim M. Russell, 27th July 2022