By Gypsie-Ami Offenbacher-Ferris
FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER WEEK # 25 of 2022
Hosted by Roger Shipp in A Writer’s Community
____________________________________________________He is not what he appears to be, that one. He is not a sexy pussycat nor a cuddly kitten; although he would have you believe it to be so.
So many taken in by that lopsided smile and those cats-eyes that can not look directly into yours. It is not because one of those murky green eyes, that left mismatched one, is a lazy eye; though that is what most everyone thinks. Oh no! He can not look you directly in the eye because he knows you will spot the lie behind them, even the lazy one!
And a lazy eye can not hide that which he has atop his head. Can no one else see? Look closely my friend, but not too close! See there, right between his ears, those nasty protrusions? Not hair tufts, not multicolored hair swirls. No! Look fast and look hard, then run away as quickly as you can! Those are not tufts or swirls at all, those are horns! Devil’s horns to be sure!
Whom does that felonious feline serve? Certainly himself, that much is obvious. Dare not touch the beast, for he will most assuredly lure you to your unearthly demise with promises of love, affection, attention and the pleasure of stroking his deceptively luxurious fur. Once touched, the toucher will find he or she can not withdraw the hand speared by the creature’s short-poisonous spines.
Beware that one my friends. Leave him to his duplicitous ways lest you become one in the same, as him!