MANGY MAX

WEDNESDAY 19th AUGUST 2020

This is a response to a Flash Fiction prompt from ‘Putting My Feet In the Dirt’, Writing Prompts hosted by ‘M’.
Which can be found by following the link below..

MANGY MAX

by John Yeo

The family pet, went by the name of Mangy Max 

An aloof, predatory thoroughbred cat

A furry feline rebel who preferred to relax.

Sleeping on his cushions eating tasty snacks.

Purring and preening on his favourite mat.

The family pet, went by the name of Mangy Max.

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At night he would prowl out on hunting attacks

Chasing mice and his enemy the wild black rat

Max, a furry, feline rebel who preferred to relax.

Wild rats usually run together in packs

When meeting a mouse, he hissed and spat.

The family pet, went by the name of Mangy Max.

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He ruled his territory leaving scent in his tracks

Then arrived home following his nocturnal combat

Max, a furry, feline rebel who preferred to relax.

Max left his calling card next door with a splat

The neighbour rushed out shouting ‘Scat!

Do your business elsewhere you pesky cat.’

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Dawn arrived with the sun and the preening acts

To procure peace away from the hate-word scat

The family pet, went by the name of Mangy Max.

A furry feline rebel who preferred to relax.

© Written by John Yeo