The Cat-Guard

The night before Christmas, the cat was especially perturbed. The sounds from inside the wall were louder than normal, more insistent than before.

Odin Halvorson
1 min readDec 9, 2022
By Jahn Henne. — Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0

The cat yowled at the noises in the wall. As all cats, this one knew the dangers that could infest houses, and move unseen among the twolegs, causing mischief and disaster.

The night before Christmas, the cat was especially perturbed. The sounds from inside the wall were louder than normal, more insistent.

“I hear you,” yowled the cat.

“We’re coming,” whispered tiny voices in the wall.

“I’ll eat you up!”

“You’ll try.”

The cat considered this. And an idea formed.

So, when the creatures broke free that night, cutting their way into the living room, they found all the neighborhood cats lying in wait. For there is a reason why cats form colonies. There is strength in numbers against the dark things of the night.

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Odin Halvorson

A futurist/socialist/fantasist writer, editor, and scholar. MFA/MLIS. Free access to my articles at OdinHalvorson.substack.com | More over at OdinHalvorson.com.