Thursday, December 20, 2007

Mom Wrote a New Short Story About Me!

She wrote it as part of a Holiday Flash Fiction Carnival, hosted by her writer friend Bunnygirl.

Go here to check out the story: "New Year's Eve."



It's a fictionalized to take place around New Year's, but the premise behind the story is true. Even though, according to Mom, I'm the biggest snuggledy-buggledy cat she's ever known, and I'm a lap cat to the point that I'm a Velcro cat, I've never slept in the bed with Mom and Dad at night.

And a few nights ago, after many nights of looking at Mom and Dad longingly from the sewing machine table, I got into bed with them. I've been snuggling with them every night since. In her short story, Mom speculates on what might have been working in my mind.

Here's an excerpt:

Tonight is New Year’s Eve. It’s time to change my ways.

Not that I’m a bad cat. Quite the opposite. I’m a well-behaved cat. Mom tells me so all the time. Marilyn, she likes to say, you’re such a good, good girl. The only thing I do, once in a while, that’s naughty is to shred the paper towels while Mom and Dad are sleeping

And sometimes I’m crabby with my brothers and sister. But for an eleven-year-old kitty girl who spent the first ten years of her life as an only cat, I do remarkably well in the “other cats” department.

No, my New Year’s resolution is more subtle. I’ve lived with Mom and Dad for a year, but I’ve never slept in bed with them. Ten years of hearing “No” formed a habit that’s hard to break.

I want to break the habit.

But every time I find myself on the verge of taking the leap – pun intended – I hear Mabel, the lady with whom I lived for the first ten years of my life, saying, “No.”

25 comments:

michico*Adan said...

Your mommy is amazing~!
I love the words she writes, very detail and caring, I believe she is writing exactly your thoughts~!!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh that is exciting that your Momma wrote a whole story about you!

MoMo said...

Perhaps your mom would consider writing a story for the CCSI with you in the starring role! You look so beautifully serene in that picture. I hope you don't mind if I download it into my "Friends" folder in the computer. It will never be used publicly without your permission.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Oh Marilyn, sleeping with the beans is so wonderful, not only fur yoo but fur dem too!

Parker said...

I have to go and read the whole story!

Daisy said...

Oh Marilyn, you did it, you did it! You were very brave to take that first leap into the bed. I loved your story. And I thought it was funny how Mao keeps telling you his name. Over and over!

Samantha & Tigger said...

Wow that was a wonderful story Marilyn and it is so cool that you sleep with your Mom and Dad now! It's the best place to be!
Your FL furiends,

Mickey said...

Mom & I read your story,Marilyn. It was so good! I am very glad you are feeling comfortable in your house. I think your Mom & Dad are good people :)
Purrs Mickey

DEBRA said...

Oh I am going to have to go read the entire story now...your Mom is furry talented Marilyn

Purrs
Abby

Tybalt said...

Awwwww . . . . how sweet! Marilyn, it is wonderful that your mommy wrote such a great story about you! Purrrs!

Eric and Flynn said...

We just read your mum's story about yoo Marilyn and we loved it. going to bed wiv the Beans is the bestest.

The Meezers said...

aww Marilyn, what a wonderful story!! we is SOOOO glad that you is snuggling your mommy at night - it's the best thing ever, isn't it?

Karen Jo said...

Your Mom wrote you a great story, Marilyn. I am so glad that you have overcome your reluctance and now sleep with your Mom and Dad in the bed.

Tyler said...

Oh Marilyn, did you hear "No" for ten years? That's just awful. I'm sure before mom did the best that she knew how, but it breaks my heart to think of you keeping your distance because you were told to.Ahhhrrrrrr, it makes me mad to think of you suffering in that way.

Artsy Catsy said...

Marilyn, your mom's story is simply beautiful! But no wonder, with an inspiration such as you!

Rocky

Gattina said...

Now that I have read this nice story I very much agree that you are a very very good girl ! My cats have never asked me if they can come into my bed, they just did !

Yoggie said...

He, he! That was a nice story sister!
Love

Ariel said...

Marilyn,

I loved the story.It was very sweet and heartwarming.I'm so glad you over came your fear.Snuggling with those you love is the best...Hugs and Purrs
Ariel

MISS PEACH >(^.^) said...

Darling sister of mine...I can not wait to read the whole story! I am delighted that you have FOUND the secret to sleeping inthe beans bed. I am still there at the momment after sleeping all night long next to mommy. {{{Hey wait then who is typing here:)}}}
Busy days ahead and mommy must do domestics right now!! Ughhhh!
All our love to you and the sweet Ballici!

Gretchen said...

My mom bean read me your mom bean's story. It was so precious. I love the stories your mom bean writes about you. She's such a good writer.

Warm hugs...dear BFSC...G

Trixie said...

I read the whole story and it was wonderful. Your Mom is such a good writer!

Lucy and I like to sleep with our Mom at night too!

bunnygirl said...

Thanks for being your mom's muse, Marilyn!

Mickey said...

Marilyn, to you & All your family :)

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

topcatrules said...

A special message from Tigger the FBI cat

We wish you a Merry Christmas, we wish you a Merry Christmas, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

With lots of hugs from Tigger the FBI cat. :)

P.S. Mom says I have to say that Pyewacket and Trixie from tocatrules wish you a Merry Christmas too. :) {{hugs}} from all three of us.

P.S.S. You are lucky to have such a great and talented mom!

Gandalf & Grayson said...

Me-owzer, we're both so happy that you finally are able to snuggle in bed! We've always done that and so we often take for granted that some kitties aren't as comfy as they should be. Try the pillows, they're dreamy. =^..^=