Cat Noir


Photo by Cynthia Mance using the Hello Camera App

                                                          “I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.”
                                                                                     – Edgar Allen Poe  


Cynthia:  Sigh… writer’s block is no fun. There’s nothing worse than a blank screen staring you in the face and … mocking your inability to think or write a single original thoughtful thought.

Marcy (darkly):  I can think of worse things.

Cynthia: Well, yes, technically speaking, of course… there are much much much worse things.

Marcy:  Or maybe not.

Cynthia:  What do you mean?

Marcy (mysteriously):  You know what I mean.

Cynthia:  No. I don’t.

Marcy (even more mysteriously):  I think you do.

Cynthia:  What, Marcy?!

Penelope Kitten walks sadly into the room.

Marcy (forebodingly):  Penelope knows.

penelope kitten morosely shakes her head.

penelope kitten:  we’re doomed.

Cynthia:  Penelope! What?!

penelope kitten:  so doomed.

Cynthia:  You two are freaking me out! What, already?!

Marcy and Penelope Kitten lead Cynthia into the kitchen.

They stare forlornly at the empty food bowls.

Marcy:  How long have they been in this state, Penelope?

penelope kitten (despondently):  ten.

Marcy (stoically):  Ten. Ten whole minutes.

Cynthia (impatiently):  Are you kidding me?

Marcy’s and Penelope Kitten’s eyes well up with tears.

Cynthia: That’s it. You two drive me crazy. I don’t know what Edgar Allen Poe was talking about. Cats are NOT mysterious. Cats are straight up insane.

Cynthia briskly pours food into the food bowls and stomps off to resume letting a blank screen mock her inability to think or write an original thoughtful thought.

Marcy and Penelope Kitten happily munch away.


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  • Reply Vik May 1, 2015 at 3:46 am

    Well….at least, for once those two are in accord. Or ca(t)hoots.

  • Reply Anonymous May 1, 2015 at 7:05 pm

    That picture is so awesome! It looks like it should be in a comic book.

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch May 1, 2015 at 7:41 pm

      Thank you! I used the Hello Camera app. It was was easy peasy!

  • Reply Anonymous May 1, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    Cynthia, that is very artistic and impressive. Make it into a poster and market it!
    Marcy and Penelope, did you know that intermittent fasting is a healthy practice? Try it!

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch May 2, 2015 at 8:13 pm

      thank you! great idea!

      gasp! never!

  • Reply Liana May 3, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    Amazing photo!

    I hate writers' block.

  • Reply Gwen May 5, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    Too funny! You can't have *serious* writer's block when you've written something *that* good!

    How is Penelope Kitten doing with her diet, by the way? I seem to remember you were trying to help her slim down?

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch May 7, 2015 at 4:26 pm

      Awww… thank you, Gwen!

      Penelope slimmed down a little bit. Not as much as I had hoped. She's just a squishy cat kind of cat I guess. I make sure she gets playtime and only a few pieces of dry food as treats. If she gets too much dry she really looks bad.

      i'm a bodacious babe with a bodacious belly.
      squeak,penelope kitten

  • Reply withwonderandwhimsy May 8, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    Oh my god. The first half of this conversation sounds like something between me and Kyle. I should tell him that we have the intellectual capacity of a deranged cat lady and her "talking" cat. Sadly, I think Kyle would be good with that. Like you said, there are worse things. Like what? Sanity, apparently. We choose crazy.

    You always crack me up. Have a great weekend!

    <3 Liz

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch May 8, 2015 at 8:25 pm

      Yay for crazy! Sooooo much more fun!!!!

      Thank youuuuu!!!!


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