Friday Fictioneers is hosted by the wonderful Rochelle, the undisputed master of what I call Sound Bite Fiction.
She sets the weekly challenge, the standard, and the prompt photo.
The idea, as always, is to write a story of around 100 words based on the picture below, which this week is supplied by J Hardy Carroll.
No reading this week, as I am currently on a train, heading towards darkest Englandshire.
Children know we exist.
Adults, not so much.
I don’t know when the belief evaporates.
But it is probably a good thing.
Children are fun.
Adults, once again, not so much.
Children laugh when they see us, and join in our games.
They hear our songs, and dance with us in our magic circles.
They give us sweets, cakes, and biscuits.
But our diets are much broader than that, of course.
We need protein, carbohydrates and vitamins just like you.
We are, in fact, omnivores.
What do you think happens to all those missing cats?