Sunday, December 22, 2013

Christmas Guest

A snow storm raged outside, but for Faith, it was just another Christmas Eve alone.

As she prepared her meager supper, she suddenly heard frantic scratching. When she opened the door, an old thin cat rushed in, ice crystals clinging to his long silver fur.

Sitting near the warmth of the fireplace, Faith shared her supper with the hungry cat. Afterwards, as she stroked the old cat in her lap, Faith gave thanks for the gift of her Christmas guest.


Story & Photo: McGuffy Ann Morris
Photo is Bob, my first Maine Coon

Word Prompt: Silver

30 comments:

  1. From one cat lover to another I loved it. Not only do I sensed both of them her alone, both of them have been abandoned for a long time and are grateful for each other's company. Well done.

    Only one question: IF FAITH IS ALONE, THEN WHO IS ESTHER ???

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    1. Thanks. I appreciate that. I am glad you liked this.

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  3. Forgot to mention I don't remember you leaving a link for Lillie McFerrin's Five Sentence Fiction prompt word of a ALONE [which I'd suggested] last week.

    Here's the link to what I wrote:
    http://mypennameonly.blogspot.com/2013/12/five-sentence-fiction-alone.html

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  4. This is the very best kind of Christmas gift, one that loves you back! I love Maine Coon cats best of all, and Bob was truly a handsome guy.

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  5. It sounds like a beautiful true story.
    Merry Christmas,
    Hugs,
    JB

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    1. It is fiction, but thanks. I like to think it could happen.

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  6. I want to cry. sniffsniff....

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    1. I know this happens with lonely people and critters. They rescue each other.

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  7. So very sweet. Seeking warmth but truly seeking love and safety.

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  8. We cannot think of a better guest for Christmas. Win-win for the cat and the human. MEOWY CATMESS. MOL, HO, HO, HO! Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  9. That's the wonderful thing about animals. They don't judge us for how we look or our position in society. If we are kind to them, they like us.

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  10. That is the best Christmas story I have read in a long time. Animals do have a way of changing our lives and lifting our spirits. Bob was a beautiful cat and I know how loving Maine Coons can be.

    Merry Christmas!

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  11. We all need a friend at Christmas. Thank you for a beautiful story.

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  12. I love this! I'm so glad Faith will not have to be alone. I have two dogs, and when it comes to companionship, they never let me down:)

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  13. that would be such a great Christmas gift! I have my fire all ready and it's toasty warm. And since hubby is working I am sitting by it alone tonight AND we are having terrible ice storms up here in Ontario.
    Have a very Merry Christmas!

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  14. A perfect FSF Christmas story. I just hope the old cat that showed up wasn't a Maine Coon cat or she would have had quite a lapful of cat! My 8-pound DSH would be just about right.

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  15. This is wonderful. I remember many times when my pets eased my loneliness. God bless them. I was too late to enter my link for this prompt, but here it is if you want to stop by. Happy New Year.
    http://injaynesworld.blogspot.com/2013/12/injaynesworld-simple-love-story.html

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  16. A beautiful FSF piece with a beautiful guest. I love cats.
    Keep on writing

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