Rainbow #flashfiction

February 20, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a library cat named Rainbow who escapes. Use this situation to write what happens next. Where does this situation take place, and who else might be involved? Go where the prompt leads!

Doug watched as the dog sat next to the stranger, turned into a cat named Rainbow. Holding a library book in its mouth, Rainbow jumped out of the picture and disappeared.


Two floors below, Sophie decided it was time to find out the answer. The ‘ping’ of the elevator doors opening stopped her from knocking on Mike’s door. She watched in disbelief as a cat exited the lift.


Aiming the revolver at the door of his hotel room, Mike made the sound of a gunshot before sneezing loudly. Only cats made him sneeze. Hotels didn’t have cats, did they?

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Image credit: Charli Mills

Written in response to the 99-word flash fiction challenge hosted by Charli Mills at the Carrot Ranch.

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26 thoughts on “Rainbow #flashfiction

    1. I’m going to write a blog post about the whole experience I’m having by writing this story the way I’m doing it, Liesbet. Allowing my story to be in the hands of another is something I’ve never done before. I’m enjoying the experience, though.

    1. This was a tough challenge for me this week, Norah. When I saw Charli’s prompt, I thought there was no way I could incorporate a cat called Rainbow into the story. Luckily, the spiked drink Sophie had given Doug came to my aid.

  1. You are really nailing this flash fiction genre, Hugh! You have a wonderful imagination and obviously found a way to weave in Rainbow. Will the story ever end? LOL! I expect to see the complete story in your next book, it will be a hit!

    1. Thanks, Terri. I thought Rainbow the library Cat was going to beat me this week. It was Doug and Sophie that came to my recuse. Thank goodness Sophie gave Doug that spiked drink at the beginning of the story, otherwise Rainbow the cat would have beaten me. I’ve no idea how long this story is going to go on for. I’m thinking about writing a post about the whole experience I’m having in writing this story in 99-word sections. It’s a tough challenge, but I’m enjoying the experience (especially because I can’t write the next part until I know Charli’s prompt).

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