The Sentry

A Drabble (a short story of exactly one hundred words)

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I’m constantly on alert for intruders, eager for the next opportunity to prove myself. Sometimes the enemy charges boldly onto the grounds, other times they silently swoop in. No matter to me. My skills are honed and sharp; I catch them every time.

Today, the intruder was a sneaky, worthy opponent. But after hours of tracking him, victory was mine. I broke his neck and eviscerated him in broad daylight.

Proudly, I lay the dead at the feet of my queen.

β€œBad Mr. Kitty!” she yells at me. β€œNot another baby bunny!”

Humph. Sentries get no respect in this dominion.


K. Kris Loomis is the author of the nonfiction book, Surviving Revision: How One Writer Finished What She Started. She has also written several books on yoga and meditation, as well as a travel memoir about the time she, her husband, and their handicapped cat moved to Ecuador.

Kris’s fiction writing includes the novel, The Sinking of Bethany Ann Crane, and the short story collection, The Monster in the Closet and Other Stories.

When Kris isn’t writing at her standing desk, she can be found playing chess, folding an origami crane, or practicing a Bach French Suite on the piano. She lives in Rock Hill, SC with her husband and two cats.

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