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There it lies before me. Silently criticising me. Mocking me. Motionless. An orb. Large. Round. And very. Very. Blue.

            This is not the first time I have come face to face with this foe. Nor will it be the last. Soon I shall annihilate him! And the safety of humanity will fall upon me. Tiddle's the superior!

            Well what did you think I was going to say? Do you really think there are such things as super heroes? Don't be silly! Kittens however. We exist. Sadly not all of us have homes and we are forced to roam the streets, keeping those nasty rodents and their diseases at bay. Sadly, though, your human minds do not see us as the reliable cleaners we are, you see us on the streets and assume we are worthless or broken.

            However, back to the orb. I'm not allowed to touch the orb. Or play with it. But it's so big! So beautiful. My human laughs. My mummy doesn't. In case you humans haven't figured it out yet, this is no ordinary orb. It's huge! Soft. Tangled. A gigantic mess of mystery.

            It gets called "a ball of yarn" by my human. But that's a silly name! I mean seriously, yarn? It has to stand for something. Right? The strange part is, this 'yarn' has no start. No end. I have looked everywhere! A ball of yarn can't just start, can it? There has to be a string somewhere. A lead of some sort. Is there?

            My human has a thing she does. A pastime or 'hobby' some people call it. It's called 'knitting.' To be frank, I don't know why she would want to do it. Why would someone willingly waste all that yarn! She's a strange woman. Very strange.

            My Mother has always said "What's not yours leave well alone." Yeah, I don't know what it means, either. So I ignore it. People have nice things. Just because I'm a kitten doesn't mean I shouldn't get nice things. I'm small. Fluffy. Cuddly. I look after people. I should get everything I've ever wanted in life! I'm like a small doctor. Doctors look after people right?

            I apolo- apolo-, I'm sorry. It's easy to lose your train of thought when you're a kitten. You want to explore. Climb over everything. See the world. Scratch and dig. But you also get very sleepy. Which can sometimes be annoying. But everyone needs to recharge their batteries.

            You see, I'm doing it again. I don't mean to, however back to the yarn. I'm so confused. My human says it's ok for me to play with the orb. My mother says not to. But I get encouraged to play.

            It's tough being a kitten. Nothing is simple. Everything is bigger than you. Scarier. Yet somehow I get drawn towards those big scary things. They might be hiding something good inside! Like catnip or treats! Maybe even some tuna. I love tuna. It's my favourite type of fish. Yummy, yummy tuna. My mother likes salmon better, but I like tuna. Sorry, sometimes I can't stop myself from drifting. It's not my fault though! There are...new distractions. Boxes. Pillows. Toys. Chairs? We have chairs...why do we need more? More people. I think. More people? Visitors?

            More boxes. Are we leaving? I was born here. We can't leave! Things are changing. Moving. Some things moved to higher places. Is she growing? She keeps going up to my mummy and saying things like "Keep an eye on Tiddles" and "Any day now" or sometimes even "Surprise, won't be long now" What does it mean? Surprise? Maybe it's a good surprise. Like tuna! I really like tuna. Really, really like it! I don't think it will be though. I only sometimes get tuna. What could it be?

            Dog. Woof, woof. Dog? What's a dog? I've heard about them. Mummy speaks about them. They don't like cats, we don't like them. Mummy says "All's fair in love and war, unless a dog is involved, then there is foul play" Foul play? Sometimes mummy tells me what things are, sometimes she doesn't. Our human has been talking about dogs more now. Why dogs? Dogs are not as clean as cats. Dogs are messy. Dirty. Annoying. Not like us cats.

            More boxes. More toys. New bowls. Big bowls. Bigger than me! Something is going on. I must find out. Mummy knows something. She won't tell me. It must be a good secret.

            Something is not right. The house is quiet. Too quiet. Not even the bell on my soft grey mouse fills the room. We hide, the mouse and I, where we can't be reached. Underneath the couch. Where is mummy? I can't see her. I can't see anyone but mouse. Mouse can't speak though. Oh mouse, where is mummy? Where is our human?

            Silence. Footsteps. Footsteps? Outside the door. Getting closer. Louder. Silence again. I look out from under the couch. The door opens slowly. I see the feet of my human and mummy. Mummy looks interested. What is it? The room smells different. A box. The final one, my human says to mummy. This box is different. I've seen it before. It's the one my human uses to take me to the jaggy place. I don't like the jaggy place. Needles. Check-ups. My human calls it the "vets" but that's a silly name. A quiet noise. A scared noise. The box is opened. I see eyes. New eyes. New cat? No not cat eyes. Small paws. Bigger than mine. A new nose. No, not a cat. What is it? No. It can't be. It is. How could she? She has us! Why this? Why now?

            My biggest fear. Not the sphere. The sphere is nothing. The sphere can wait. She, our beloved human, has brought in a beast. A monster. The end. She has brought in a dog. It must be destroyed…
A short story i wrote for my english folio. I didn't realize it was going to the SQA
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boyo1991 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ab.so.lutely amazing! short stories that are filled with vivid imagery and keep my short attention span reading. these are the types of things i like to read!
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BlueSkyTiger Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a great story! When I read the first sentence I was immediately excited about it!
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Haha thank you :D i'm so glad people are still enjoying it.
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very cute and very enjoyable~! :3
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thank you :)
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no problem~!
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oh my goodness! this has to be the cutest story i ever read!
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he why thank you :)
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Such a cute story. :XD: That picture though... sosocute.
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This is simply adorable.
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Very adorable !!!
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thank you
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Your very welcome !!
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Loxl Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
I love this! So awesome. XD Cats are great (evil) creatures, and it feels like you really got into their heads with this one. XD

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Sounds great! I'll definitely pop along an have a lil look around :) i'm glad you liked my story so much and i'll try get more up but they don't seem to be up to this standard haha.
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Hey, sorry for the late reply. I'm really happy to hear you decided to take a look. XD And I'm sure you'll have no problem keeping up this great standard of writing. Don't doubt your own skills! XD
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NeverForeverMaybe Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
this is so fun. lol. "it must be destroyed"
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thank you, i'm so glad you liked it ^^
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darkwater18 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Dawwww that is what I was thinking this whole time.. Poor kitty though being replaced by a puppy, or so he or she thinks.. Puppies are adorable though, but they can be little monsters xD but adorable ones just like kittens xD
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xXx-Alex Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah haha, im glad you liked it :D
and yeah silly kitty isn't being replaced, but hey when you're a little kid and your mum gets pregnant again you would feel the same way haha XD
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darkwater18 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
that would be very true ^^
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arualcat Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Great story. I'd say it's quite funny 'cause you explain what's happening through the eyes of a kitten (that, by the way, likes tuna quite a lot!), and this makes it interesting. I hope the new animal of the house, the dog, will end to be his friend...
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xXx-Alex Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha thanks ^^; yeah i hope so too! May be a sequel when i get more time XD I don't know why but i think it's easier to write from the perspective or something other than humans.... might just be me, but thank you again ^^
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arualcat Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
I think this perspective is interesting; you see normal things as strange things thanks to the other's point of view.
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Perfect! :love:
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thanks! ^^
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ur welcome :D
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weaveroffantasy Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
This is such a cute story! And the picture!
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thank you ^^ hehe
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This is a great story and photo!!! :iconlovelyplz:
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thank you ^^
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You're very welcome! :aww:
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1ND-K Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
AWW I want the same cat O_O <3
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funny story
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=^.^= thanks
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AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW THE PICTURE IS ADORABLE!!!!!!!!
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xXx-Alex Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nyaw thank you ^^ i thought so too
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:)
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Deathra-Sorrows Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
Oh my, poor puppy. I wuvzles Tiddles though, he's got such cute perspective.
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xXx-Alex Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
haha thanks XD i know i feel sorry for the puppy too but he probably feels the same way XD
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