100 words no more no less · guest writers · July

The Motive

By guest writer Joanne Lloyd

THE cat left the dead bird on the lawn, untouched but for gaping pink.

“Why?” I asked the cat. “You didn’t need to kill it for food.”

I glared as he cleaned his paws of the bird.

“It entertained me. And the flies will love it. It’ll be a feeding frenzy. I’ve given them a feast.”

“The flies would survive without you snuffing out a bird. It flew and sang and had a life. I already gave you food.”

“And now the flies won’t land on my food.” He rubbed against my leg. I tutted and turned to the newspaper.

© Joanne Lloyd 2016

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