Cat Person

Photo by: Artycaptures

Nurse Swanson exited the examination room and handed her clipboard to Doctor Weatherby.

“So, what’s going on with Mr. Jones?” he murmured, flipping through the pages.

“He claims he’s a Cat Person,” said Swanson. “He says if he curls his hand into a claw shape, retractable claws emerge.”

Weatherby sighed. “Cat Person? You disabused him of that silly notion, right?”

“Ah, no sir. I was practicing good bedside manner to avoid agitating him. I just took his vitals.”

“Swanson! Part of beside manner is giving patients realistic expectations. Now he thinks you’ve confirmed his delusion. I have to overcome that.” Brusquely, he entered the examination room with Jones.

Swanson felt anxious at angering the doctor. She hovered beside the room to find out what happened.

Minutes later Weatherby left the room, looking shaken. Scratches lined his arms and four rips tore across the front of his scrubs.

Swanson said, “You okay Doctor? What’s your assessment?”

Weatherby sighed, “Your bedside manner is excellent, Janelle. And my assessment is: Never contradict a Cat Person!”
Written for: Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers:


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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21 Responses to Cat Person

  1. James says:

    A*real* cat person.

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  2. Hahahahahaha! Very creative take on the prompt! I loved it! The good doctor learned something today. LOL!

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  3. I must say, you’ve come up with a really imaginative story to fit the given prompt. Five talons to you for this one!

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  4. Varad says:

    Cat Person! That’s new. Good one, EA. You keep coming up with these quirky stories and they are awesome.

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  5. Joy Pixley says:

    Ha ha, love how that ended! And I give Weatherby credit for swallowing his pride and giving Janelle credit — she really did have the right idea about bedside manner! 🙂

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  6. Lyn says:

    Now that story really is the cat’s whiskers, Eric 😉

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  7. List of X says:

    “And by the way, don’t forget to clean out his litter box.”

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  8. Moon says:

    Hahaha. Lovely story !

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Meha Sharma says:

    Such a quirky and fun interpretation! Loved it 🙂

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