The Library Cat Flash fiction

The Library Cat #Flashfiction

This week at the Carrot Ranch, Charli Mills challenged writers to In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a library cat named Rainbow who escapes. Use this situation to write what happens next. Where does this e=situation take place, and who else might be involved? Go where the prompt leads!

I haven’t joined in the prompts recently for a variety of reasons — other priorities mainly. However, I couldn’t resist this one about libraries and stories — two things of which I am very fond.

I think a cat, especially a rainbow cat, would make a wonderful addition to any library, especially one packed with great children’s literature. I can just imagine the children reading while the cat devours every word.

Of course, I had libraries, books, stories and children in mind as I wrote my story in verse —aimed at a younger audience, of course. I hope you enjoy it, nonetheless.


The Library Cat

The library cat is fatter than fat.

She sits by the door on the welcome mat.

She greets the readers as they come in —

Nods her head with a welcome grin.


Sometimes she’s in. Sometimes she’s out.

She’s especially quiet when a reader’s about.

She sits so still you can see her purr

When the reader strokes her rainbow fur.


She’s heard every story there is to be told.

Even the classics never grow old.

But read her stories of adventures rare

She twitches her whiskers, “I’ve been there.

No need of a cape. Reading books is my escape.”

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46 thoughts on “The Library Cat #Flashfiction

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  3. thecontentedcrafter

    I can envisage a classful of happy students illustrating this poem too. Who wouldn’t be inspired to draw their very own rainbow cat? One of my schools had a cat who loved to hang out in the library. She was a great draw to pull in the kids who might not otherwise have been so keen. Alas she was just a silver tabby……..

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    1. Norah Post author

      Thank you, Pauline. Wouldn’t it be fun to get the children to illustrate it. But a silver tabby has got me thinking — might it not be iridescent and reflect all the colours of the rainbow?

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