The Black Cat: A 100 Word Microfiction Short Story

Updated on February 6, 2018
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Jennifer Wilber is a freelance writer from Ohio. She holds a B.A. in Creative Writing and English from Southern New Hampshire University.

A black cat stares out of the darkness with its mesmerizing golden eyes.
A black cat stares out of the darkness with its mesmerizing golden eyes.

The Black Cat


The black cat is at my door again. He has been here every day for the past week. I've been feeding him for the past four days. I don't think he will be leaving anytime soon, so I may as well let him in. I could use the company anyway. Maybe he’ll bring me some good luck. The gods know, I need it.

I opened my door and let him in. He’s now curled up in front of the fire. I don’t think he will be leaving anytime soon, so I may as well get used to him.


A black cat, ready to pounce on its prey.
A black cat, ready to pounce on its prey.

What is Microfiction?

Microfiction is a type of flash fiction (super short stories) that are even shorter. Some writers define microfiction as any story told in under 300 words, while others set the limit even lower to 100 words. Either way, microfiction stories are extremely short stories that tell a narrative in a minimum number of words and can be read in just a couple minutes. My story, The Black Cat, is exactly 100 words long.

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        Jennifer Wilber 4 months ago from Cleveland, Ohio

        Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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        Kathy Burton 4 months ago from Florida

        Enjoyed this story too. Strange you wrote the story of what was going to happen to you.

        Look forward to your next story.

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        Jennifer Wilber 4 months ago from Cleveland, Ohio

        Thanks! This isn't based off of a real experience, though I do have two black cats. We got the second one after he decided to live on our front porch and kept trying to come inside with us, but I wrote the first draft of this story before that happened and just never did anything with it until now.

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        JourneyHolm 4 months ago

        Well done. Microfiction is sometimes more difficult than longer pieces of literature. Was this based off of a real experience?

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        Robin Carretti 4 months ago from Hightstown

        Whether we are human or an animal we all get used to things animals are so cuddly and very smart love this


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