Our Cat Looking Up In Awe

Updated on March 1, 2018

I Could Hear The Footsteps

Then the jingling of keys

I heard the door creek open

A loud odd noise

Like a rattle snake ready to strike

Charlotte our cat ran to the door

Like she always does when we come home

Then she stepped back


Raced on by me

I could hear her jumping on our bureau in the other room

I expected my wife home at anytime

I know the door was locked and I am the only other person with a key

It a split second I will find out

I was sitting in the middle of the kitchen

I was so relaxed and half slouching on the back of the chair

A wall blocks the view of the door

So I can't see

There was no need to worry

Until now

All the hairs on the back of my neck stood up

I seen a man about my height

All bundled up in a wind breaker

The only thing I could see is his eyes

They were blue like mine

His shoes were black

He didn't say a word

I now didn't know what to do

If he attacked me

I had nothing to fight him off with

He clearly had the advantage

I could head out to the front door

I knew it was locked

The door sticks and there was also a screen door locked on the outside

There is no way I could get that one open in time

There were knives in the strainer next to the sink

Bigger knives were in the butchers block next to the stove

His body stood directly in the way

I didn't even have shoes on

Now I out matched and could easily be over powered

It is amazing how fast your mind can think in one second

The crazy thoughts that enter your mind

He moved closer

He unzipped his jacket and his face was my face

Our cat Charlotte knows it wasn't me

My neighbors wouldn't question a strange car in our drive way

If they thought it was me

The perfect crime

Dressed up to look like me

I looked at him closely

The hair

The scar over his eye

Even down to the dark razor stubbles

With a deep stare

Who are you ?

Why are you here ?

Leave our home immediately !!!!

I know there was no way I could call the police in time

I didn't even know where my phone was

Honey, Honey

Can you help me ?

My hands are full

I stopped to do some grocery shopping

She raised her voice


I was in a day dream

No more scary movies for me

My mind keeps playing over and over all the horror scenes

When I get writing

I am so deep in thought

My mind wanders and it takes me a few minutes to come back down to earth

Charlotte got scared not because of who it was

But the loud noise of the rattling of the bags

After a two minute delay

Here I come

Next time call me on the phone and I would helped carry everything in

With a great sigh of relief

I am glad your home

You wouldn't believe what just happened

Help me put things away

You can tell me later...

You wouldn't believe me if I told you

Never mind


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      DREAM ON 2 weeks ago

      Gypsy Rose Lee I could feel my heart skip a beat when I was reading your story. I am so glad it was just a friendly bird wanting to say hi. As crazy as it seems after awhile we go back to our beautiful life. Thank you for sharing. Have a great night.

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      DREAM ON 2 weeks ago

      Tamara Yancosky Moore Life moves forward and we all try every day to follow our own dreams and ambitions. Sometimes our days are clouded and hard to see. Other days they are as bright as the moonlit sky and quietly fill our deepest intentions. It is easy to wake up on a sunny day and walk outside. It is hard to type away on the computer and write. When there are so many things to do. Until after when we see what created and it is a combination of clouds, moon and the sun. How great is that. Then having the ability to do it isn't enough. Taking the time to share it with other people is where the true beauty comes. Thank you for sharing, caring and writing life in the making. Happy Tuesday.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 weeks ago from Riga, Latvia

      You are not the first one to scare the heck out of yourself. When I lived in NYC with my mom there was a head to toe mirror in the bedroom. One time I came home and usually I can hear the neighbors if they are loud but otherwise our apartment was a safe haven. I went into the kitchen and put down some stuff and was about to head to the bedroom down a short corridor when I distinctly hears a noice in the bedroom. Now I unlocked the front door so it had been closed. We had two windows one with a fire escape but they were double windows with screens and special outter windows which you could not open from the outside. I stood there heartpounding thinking perhaps they broke those windows and got in. So I grabbed a knife from the kitchen and marched to the bedroom. We had no pets so that wasn't an option. Another noise. I stepped into the bedroom looking wildely around and wham there is a person with a knife. ME STUPID ME in the mirror. I almost fainted. Another noise made me jump. Some hairbrained bird was pecking at the window goodness only knows why.

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      Tamara Yancosky Moore 2 weeks ago from Uninhabited Regions

      Dream On, What a lovely comment from you! Your words to me are always so generous and inspiring. Thank you :-)

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      DREAM ON 2 weeks ago

      Tamara Yancosky Moore I think my artistic ramblings are about things we couldn't say and most people want to forget about. I want to bring it in the wide and open, You also have your own creative niche. Where you slowly interest people in the possibilities of anything happening. Very enjoyable and sweet. Thank you so much for visiting and sharing a thought or two. You know how to find me if you can't wait till the morning. Have an incredible day.

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      DREAM ON 2 weeks ago

      Dora Weithers How would my day of been different if I seen a good comedy ?Laughter makes everyone feel good. It has so many health benefits. Thank you so much sharing and helping so many people. Have an amazing day.

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      Dora Weithers 2 weeks ago from The Caribbean

      Even though you saw that the face was yours, your fears did not subside. Is it fair to say that you scared yourself? Good decision: "No more scary movies."

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      Tamara Yancosky Moore 2 weeks ago from Uninhabited Regions

      I could call this, Artistic Ramblings! Fun to read, and quite entertaining!



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      DREAM ON 2 weeks ago

      Linda Crampton All in a few minutes my mind ran wild with bizarre thoughts. I like comedy's and drama's. I can't just forget a horror movie after I watch it. My mind starts playing the what if ??? game. Then the next time I hear something silly as grocery bags rattling or something out of the ordinary like our cat running away. I get all worked up. In my head that is. All is beautiful and really wonderful at home. Never had a problem and hope I never will. Thank you for coming along for the wild ride and I easily felt I was in the thick weeds and couldn't get out. Have a spectacular night.

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      Linda Crampton 2 weeks ago from British Columbia, Canada

      As I was reading this I was wondering if it was a true story. I love the way in which you relate the day dream to real life! I'm glad the experience wasn't really a crime for both your sake and Charlotte's.