Working for a Living

Photo by: Barbara W. Beacham

“Now this is living the life of Riley,” said Alexander. The Ragdoll cat rolled languorously upon a soft blue cushion.

The family Siamese cat, Imhotep, batted at thin air. “I suppose it’s okay.”

“What do you mean? It’s great!” exclaimed Alexander. “You don’t have to hunt for food. It’s provided for you, often on demand. Occasionally there’s some scrumptious milk. There’s no dogs chasing you around. It’s just relax, relax, relax.”

“Says you,” said Imhotep. He charged the sofa and attacked with claws outstretched.

“Whaddya mean?” Alexander rolled up. “It’s the same for you.”

Imhotep ran up the wall, leaped off it, and buried his claws into something invisible. “Not hardly. I earn my keep.”

“Yeah, right! Like what?”

Imhotep licked his paws clean. “If wasn’t for me clawing up the ghosts every day and exhausting them, they might haunt our owners all night!”
Written for Mondays Finish the Story. At the blue link, look here for this week’s other stories:

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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17 Responses to Working for a Living

  1. Bastet says:

    Cute! Just what you’d expect from a cat named Imohotep 😉

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  2. luckyjc007 says:

    Cute! That’s right…someone has to work to protect the owners! Alexander’s the lucky one and really knows how to live! 🙂

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  3. Lyn says:

    Now that’s clever. You never had any trouble thinking up a story for this prompt, my friend 😀

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  4. Marc-André says:

    What a cute photo worthy of tummy rub Tuesday 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  5. LOL! Haha! Loved the twist at the end. Until the end, I thought the cat had lost his mind but he was just attacking ghosts! Cute story!

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  6. babso2you says:

    One heck of an enjoyable ghost story Eric! Loved your story. See you next week for the upcoming challenge,,,Be well! ^..^

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  7. Looks like Imohotep has the ghosts under control, or at least he says he does. Whose going to doubt him. They can’t prove he’s wroting. Good story, Eric. Well written. 😀 — Suzanne

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    • EagleAye says:

      True enough. They’ll just have to trust Imhotep for the time being. Seems so trouble to take him at his word. If he’s serious about the ghosts, who wants to test that? 😉 Thanks Suzanne. I’m glad you enjoyed this one. 🙂


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