1.) Kitten on the Stairwell
Story of a Cat Series
A kitten meows and no one stops to pay attention.
Teary eyed and round faced, the kitten would be the star of a series were it from a proper home with loving parents. Instead, dirty fur, matted patches, a bony structure keep it from garnering the attention of the figures going to and fro.
Not in vain, for a figure approaches. Nearby, it shrinks to half-size. A long extremity reaches out, and the kitten moves back, cautious.
Is it safe?
A light wind carries a savory smell. Something grumbles in response. The figure drops the smelly thing and retracts.
The kitten takes a risk. A sniff, a lick, a bite.
Trust is gained, and the kitten stares up at this newfound strange, long, friend.
Once again, the extremity reaches out, a single sliver awaits the kitten to approach.
Another risk, and the kitten finds comfort in a light touch, on the forehead, around the neck. A purr is induced, and eyes close as trust grows.
The figure pulls back, and the kitten opens light blue eyes, tilts its head.
The figure doubles, bounds away without a meow, blending into the rest.
The kitten sits on the stairwell.