When Midnight Comes (Five Sentence Fiction, January 2013)

This week’s one word prompt from Lillie McFerrin’s Five Sentence Fiction was “Midnight“.  Happy New Year to all FSF writers!

“He’s late… will he come, do you think, mother?” asked the daughter, as her mother fluttered around the kitchen, preparing a plate of food and glancing anxiously at the clock as the hands slowly approached twelve o’clock.

“If he does, you make sure you don’t take him to your bed again,” the mother snapped, “it’s not right, and you know that perfectly well.

The girl smiled to herself, knowing she had no intention of obeying her mother; the last time he had been denied entry to her bed there had been roars of rage, doors had been splintered, furniture destroyed.

The gate creaked, and he crept silently up the path, glancing cautiously around him to make sure he wasn’t being observed, before sliding quietly through the cat flap.

Midnight had arrived home.


Well, what were you thinking?

About Sandra

I used to cruise the French waterways with my husband four or five months a year, and wrote fiction and poetry. Now I live on the beautiful Dorset coast, enjoying the luxury of being able to have a cat, cultivating an extensive garden and getting involved in the community. I still write fiction, but only when the spirit moves me - which isn't as often as before. I love animals, F1 motor racing, French bread and my husband, though not necessarily in that order.
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12 Responses to When Midnight Comes (Five Sentence Fiction, January 2013)

  1. I was thinking cat but just not that violent 😉
    Must be really buff…


  2. JazzBumpa says:

    Maybe a big dog?



  3. Ha! cute surprise!


  4. Sandra says:

    Thank you for dropping by.


  5. I’ve owned a few cats like that. 🙂 Fun use of the prompt, Sandra.


  6. eikenlaan says:

    Lovely twist Sandra 🙂 I have a cat myself and she is having midnight parties as all her food is just vanishing at the moment, she is having friends in behind my back LOL 🙂

    a haiku with the word “midnight”

    in his dreams
    he dances with the stars
    midnight sky

    inspired by a painting by Matisse (Icaris)

    Maire x


  7. ahblack57 says:

    Thanks for making me smile. I was sure it was going to be Beelzebub Himself. Must be a big cat. Please keep writing…


  8. Oooh, nicely twisted! We have cats like that too, they tend to take over the pillow!


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