The Black Speck

Following a severe storm; I stepped out of doors looked skyward, and heading for the roof of my cape cod home was this black speck. the closer it came to my home the bigger it got, finally it became clear that it was a black and white cat. Storms and a tornado in my vicinity had picked up the poor beast and carried him high into the sky. I waited for him to crash into the ground, saddened to have to witness his death when a large gust of wind pushed him on to my 2nd floor roof. He immediately began to slide off the wet leaf covered roof, and I shouted encouragement, “hang on little buddy.” He stood up on his hind legs as he teetered on the edge and with his momentum stopped jumped to the ground.

I was impressed; he was irritated, and looked at me with his fur matted, wet, and strangely bloated. He walked a couple of steps then he farted…a long one that made his body reduce down to normal size and I started laughing. He looked at me enraged then hissing, tore after me and I ran faster than I had ever ran in my life. Round a bush and upon coming to the other side he was there with jaws opened so wide I thought he was a shark; I screamed and turned and fled with the hope of climbing a tree, and just making it to the lower branches when a roar and the paw the size of a bears made my sweat chill as the cat swiped at my head.

Yelling like there was no tomorrow, I ran so fast I ran out of my shoes, then my socks, and kicked up little tufts of grass that landed on my legs making me think the cat was gaining ground I screamed louder and even then, with my chest heaving and my heart pumping…I dared not slow down, or even look back. I could not see the cat but I could feel his hot breath on my legs and back. Finally and prayerfully I tore into the porch of the house…I had made it. As relief was just beginning to make me feel safe my legs got tangled in a canvas cover I was using as a drop cloth and something scratched against the screen, so I growled loudly at it to make it go away.

Just then my mom yelled if I was alright and I awakened embarrassed, ending that dream. I took this away with me, if a cat gets wet and angry at you; they have absolutely no sense of humor.

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