a little something extra

a little something extra

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The start of something bigger?

I've always wanted to write.  And I have, although up 'til now it's always been scientific or factual in nature.  Never fiction.

So without further ado, here's a little story, that I may expand on...please enjoy!


Sweet Pea was nervous; an unusual emotion for a normally confident Lady Cat.  She hadn’t started out feeling that way, she’d simply been excited about Maui’s second Gotcha Day Party, planning the festivities.  Rupert and Felix would host, Johnny would be the bouncer, and of course Maui was the Cat of the Day.  Everything was all set.  Then, there was a comment on their blog from a friend: “please save a dance for Me”  That was when the nervousness started.

Padding by the cheval mirror in the big bedroom, Sweet Pea scrutinized her plumey tail, assessing it’s floofiness.  She examined her chin in the bathroom mirror, hoping she wouldn’t break out in spots.  She spent countless hours grooming, bathing her snowy white coat to a glistening shine and washing her pink paw pads until they were spotless.

Clean, Sweet Pea was puzzled, she’d never felt this way before!  She’d had a wild child upbringing...she’d even raised a litter of kittens before her first birthday for goodness sake!  She was a Lady Cat of the world.  A Lady Cat who needed advice.  But who to ask?  Certainly not her brofurs, they would tease her mercilessly.  Even Felix, who was besotted with his crabby girlfriend Annie, would ruffle her fur about her tender feelings.  Maybe her sisfurs could help, thought Sweet Pea:  “Salem?  No, she’s too much of a flirt.  The Baby?  No, she’ll ignore me.  I can’t ask May Ling, she’ll swat me.  That leaves Grayce and KonaKitty--I’ll ask them!”

Grayce promised not to tell any cat about Sweet Pea’s dilemma, but she couldn’t offer much advice; she’d never had an admirer other than Spitty, and of course Spitty liked ALL the Ladies, so Grayce didn’t take that too seriously.  So Sweet Pea approached KonaKitty., who said that yes, she had been in love, once, a long time ago.  “I was in love with a handsome Grey Cat who used to live here, his name was Dusty.  He took me under his paw when I was a tiny kitten and it was love at first sight.  We cuddled together, napped together, and groomed each other all the time.  Then, one day Dusty didn’t feel well--his heart was failing.  Soon after that my Dusty left for The Bridge, and I was all alone.  I still miss him, but I wouldn’t trade a minute of the time we spent together.  Sweet Pea, love is wonderful.  I say, take a chance!”  And Sweet Pea decided she would.

Daringly, she left a comment on her suitor’s blog that she was saving a special dance for him.

After what seemed like ages, but actually was only 837 naps, the day of Maui’s Party arrived!  “Finally”, Sweet Pea thought, “I can dance with him!”  She gave her furs a final wash and dotted a little catnip behind her ears.  

The Party was a roaring success.  CC and Scouty were leading some of the partyers in a rousing game of hide-n-seek, and Sylvester’s specialty Kitty Kocktails were flying off the bar.  Wandering among all the guests, Sweet Pea realized that she couldn’t see the door.  She needed to go up, someplace where the view was unobstructed, somewhere she could see and, more importantly, be seen.  But where?  The skyways were crowded with revelers careening around like MadCats, Maui in the lead.  The Cat Trees were bristling with Cats, gossiping and telling tall tales.  But wait--there was an open spot right at the front of the Very Important Cat Sky Lounge!  Sweet Pea hurried up the ramp and across the Red Road to the VIC Lounge, gracefully winding her way to the front.  Settling in, she rewashed a paw and fluffed her sparkly coat.

Time passed.  The party wore on, but Sweet Pea was still alone, refusing to dance lest she missed her ManCat’s arrival.  Slowly, her whiskers began to droop with disappointment.   Wise KonaKitty, who had retired to a cubby in her favorite Cat Tree saw, and thought “There must be a reason for this!  I can’t imagine any cat standing up Sweet Pea!”  She got up, stretched, and began making inquiries of some of the other guests.  Curiosity satisfied, she made her way through the thinning crowd over to Sweet Pea, who by now was close to tears.  “Sweetie,”  Kona said, “there’s a blizzard happening in England...your beau simply might not be able to fly his magic carpet through the bad weather.  I’ll bet we see a message from him tonight.  In the meanwhile, there are plenty of good pals to dance with, and you’re all prettied up, you should have some fun.”  Sweet Pea was immensely cheered by the idea that the weather was the problem, (and nothing to do with her) and accepted the next invitation to dance.  It was from her brother Rupert, but  he was a good dancer.  They hit the floor.

Something was funny, though, tonight Rupert seemed to have four left feet.  He kept bumping into Sweet Pea, until she was almost up against the Cat Door.  She was about to scold Rupert, when she saw that he was grinning and looking over her shoulder.  Sweet Pea whirled around, and there he was!  Flynn had arrived!  Brushing snow off his handsome Ginger and White  shoulders he asked Rupert “Mind if I cut in?”  Rupert gave Sweet Pea a pat, and disappeared.  

At last, she and Flynn were alone.  Felix put a slow number on the record player, and Sweet Pea’s nervousness vanished as she and Flynn danced.  The other Lounge Kats looked on, pleased as Punch for their Little Miss Pea.  Turns out that Grayce couldn’t keep a secret after all!  They all had known!
But it didn’t matter to sweet Pea, or to Flynn, as they snuggled in a corner, sharing a warm milk toddy, and perhaps a small whisker kiss.  She was loved.

33 comments:

Kea said...

That's so sweet! I love it!

I have no talent for fiction-writing, tried when I was in my teens and 20s, and never could get my characters to do what I wanted. They always took off and did their own thing, frustrated me. LOL.

I'll look forward to reading more!

GreatGranny said...

Very good story and interesting with a sweet happy ending.
I have no writing talent, it seems, no fiction anyway.

BeadedTail said...

What a sweet story about Sweet Pea! We enjoyed it very much!

Reenie said...

Aww... I love it, it's so sweet!

I have no talent for fiction writing- but I appreciate a good fiction!

Looking forward to read more :)

Cat Street Boyz said...

Maybe get Sparkle and Fin's expertise on this......we liked it lots!=^Y^=

pbgmomof5 said...

I LOVE IT ... I LOVE IT ... I LOVE IT!!! Thank you MomKat Trish for a good read and lots of warm happys!

Mr Puddy said...
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Mr Puddy said...

Hooray !!!! This what I'm waiting for ! And now my dream come true : )
Thank you so much, Mom's Trish. This is a really good story...

I can say " I floated with the story like Sweet pea whispered to my ears and told her story... but in somehow, when read this story. I thought I were a girl And then I read till snuggle and whiskers kiss with the boy...Oh my COD ! my imagination is shut down...YakK !!! Kiss with the boy !!!! so I hope you might want to write about the boy next time...please !

xxxxx
Puddy

Cara n Crew said...

Sweet!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Der is nothing like a good love story...mmm, Flynn and Sweet Pea, how lovely.

Brian said...

That really was a good story, you need to keep writing!

MTVA said...

I loved your sweet story, and hope you will be writing many more! You definitely have a gift for writing. And we are so happy that Sweet Pea's dream came true!

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

What a great story of love found!!

Old Kitty said...

Awwwww Yay!!! Yay!! Aww Mum Trish - you secret writer you!! I am so glad you are so out of that writing closet!! Write Woman Write!!! LOL!!

This is so good - yay!!!! There's tension, conflict, characterisation - and such a lovely ending too!!!

Just a tiny silly thing (but please ignore as it's only me!!!) - jumping pov's with the sentence "wise Kona Kitty.." - cos we are in Sweet Pea's mindset all the way and everything is from her point of view.

You have an amazing story here - thank you for sharing - I loved it!! More please!! Take care
x

-d ma said...

very entertaining...

Marg said...

That is a terrific story. Nothing better than a sweet love story. Well done Mom Trish. Keep up that good work.

Mariodacat said...

Awww that was such a cute story and your mom did a fabulous job. Now she needs to keep writing.

Cory said...

We love a good love story!

The Chair Speaks said...

We love happy endings!
But how did you come to that number of 837 naps?

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

I've always wanted to write...how many of us have said that?! I did too. A reader all my life, I majored in journalism but never made "the leap" that it would take to put myself "out there" as it were and be laid bare for all to read, and criticize. Always afraid of rejection, I never attempted it.
This is a lovely story!
sss's mom Lynne

Hannah and Lucy said...

Sweet Pea what a furry tail ending at Maui's pawty - fancy Flynn has never breathed a word of your dancing and your whiskery kiss. We wonder if Eric knows!!

Sammy and Andy said...

What a beautiful story!!!!!!!!!!! And what a special couple Sweet Pea and Flynn make!!!!!!! YAY, YAY, YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

xxxxxx

Admiral Hestorb said...

That was a precious and sweet story that I loved very very much. This is the Admiral's mommy although the Admiral is temporarily missing in a nap of gargantuan size. She authorized me to come here and read this.

The very very beautiful Sweet Pea will never look the same in my loving eyes again nor in the Admiral's eyes.

I loved reading about her and look forward to any others that may appear. It was a fortuitous thing that I came here yesterday and visited as your first follower.

TK and Squashies said...

What a nice story! YAY Sweet Pea and Flynn.

daily dose of dogs (aka cats with your coffee) said...

Ah Ha! So - when you commented about MY writing ability, it came from someone who really does know. You go, girl! A book of fiction stories about kitties . . . sounds perfect!

Junior and Orion said...

We love that story!!

Cat said...

What a wonderful story!!!! I'm so happy for Sweet Pea and Flynn :-)

ABBY said...

OH all of us kitties gathered round and Mom read us Sweet Pea's story. We all teared up and then we clapped our paws when it was over. We all loved it and hope that there will be more to come! Because of course we cats have lots of mysterious stories to share.

♥♥♥
purrin
xoxoxo
♥♥♥

Eric and Flynn said...

Sweet Pea, your mum has written such a lovely story. Maui's Gotcha Day party was such a wonderful day. I got a lump in my throat when I heard you were so sad because the snow delayed me but I am glad you waited for me.
Purrs and Whisker kisses
Flynn

Angus Mhor said...

Awwww, that was so romantic! I knew he'd make it, I just knew it!

Fin said...

What a great tail Trish! I think you should definitely keep writing, especially if you enjoy it.

I know of some fun writing classes in town too. Or maybe we can start our own writing club?

Meg

Au and Target said...

Fun! And furry romantic :-)

OKcats said...

What a great story! Miss Sweet Pea, we're glad it had such a happy ending. That Flynn is such a gentlemancat, you are a very lucky white girl!