Hide and Seek

Thank you Rochelle for your choice for this week’s Friday Fictioneers prompt. It is a playful looking picture from Dale and shows the mischievous nature of kittens.

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Hide and Seek

Susan fell off her tricycle and scraped her knees. She said it was because she had no friends, so Grandma found her a kitten.

Kitty followed Susan everywhere, and they played hide-and-seek. Kitty couldn’t count to ten. She always waited until Susan crawled behind some furniture, then dashed to surprise her.

Kitty hid in the darkest places and little Susan didn’t like that.

The bookcase was musty, but she followed Kitty in and became trapped among the pages of an encyclopaedia. Kitty kept watch while Susan journeyed through a magical adventure and made lots of friends.

No one found Susan.

33 responses to “Hide and Seek

  1. No one found her probably because there’s no narrative thread in an encyclopedia to guide her back

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  2. That’s exactly what I hoped would happen to me! 🙂

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  3. I hope she can go from book to book. An encyclopedia can become so dry 😉

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  4. she’s definitely lost for now. hopefully, she can find her way back.

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  5. Just imagine the kind of friends Susan’s going to make in the encyclopaedia. I imagine she’ll need to learn how to be a discerning judge of character very quickly. I like the idea of Kitty watching over her. Cute story.

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  6. Susan found her time out. Hope it was in Wonderland.

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  7. What a magical tale. Her own place for friends and adventures. Let’s hope she can transfer this into real life as well.

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  8. It worked for Alice, so why not Susan? Nice one James.

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  9. Surprise ending! Kitty’s a sort of guardian angel cat maybe.

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  10. It’s going to be a long time before play time again. Suasan’s adventures will take a higher priority. Hope she has great ones.
    Have a good weekend … Isadora 😎

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  11. Such a lovely and warm story, James. Well done.

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  12. I hope she remembers what word she came in on if she ever wants to visit real time again. Hoping she has many adventures to share when she returns.

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  13. I’m kind of thinking that was what Kitty had in mind. Good one.

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  14. I think Kitty’s a force for good – I hope she is. I really liked the way you captured the child’s mindset in the phrase “Kitty couldn’t count to ten”.

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  15. Oooooo I knew it. The cats ARE up to something!

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  16. Dear James,

    Why would Susan want to come back if she found friends? 😉 Magical tale.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  17. Beautifully written James. Once someone lost in books they never came back

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  18. It is easy to become lost in words. Magical.

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