Don’t You See It?

By Gypsie-Ami Offenbacher-Ferris

Photo by Anton Atanasov on Unsplash

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!


  1. Sadje says:

    You’ve given him/her quite an evil 👿 character 🙀

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  2. willowdot21 says:

    Aha! At last I am vindicated, o have always told our Lab, Ruby that cats are snide and duplicitous! She will not believe me, she loves all animals and believes they all love her?
    I must read this post to her! 😉💜💜

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  3. Unbelievably, my Wolfdog is the same! She believes all animals are her friend …. With the exception of possums! They steal her food and sleeping blanket – once a possum gave birth in her blanket. She deserted her babies, probably after said blanket was reconnoitered by its owner!


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