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The Black Cat: A 100 Word Microfiction Short Story

Jennifer Wilber is an author and freelance writer from Ohio. She holds a B.A. in Creative Writing and English.

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

"Meow."

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.

“Meow.”

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.

© 2018 Jennifer Wilber

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