Flash Fiction Friday: The Assignment


Here is my story for this week’s Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. Enjoy!

“Oh, for the love! I said left! No, that’s right! I said left!”

Mittens stared out of the windshield and watched Delgado disappear down the side street. The left side street. She leaned back and looked up at the human. Useless.

Why did the council give her this assignment? This body? What good did it do her? She longed for her own body again. Tall. Lean. Powerful. Not this fluff-ball she inhabited now. And her guide on this planet? Human. She couldn’t communicate with him because for some reason humans couldn’t speak any of the animal languages.

And now, her target got away. All her long years spent tracking Delgado, and he slipped through her furry paws because the human couldn’t tell the difference between a meow for left and a meow for right.


Mittens sighed. The council would blame her, of course. Demote and reassign her.

She closed her eyes and prayed. “Just please don’t let it be as a human this time.”


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Was not sure where I would go with this week’s photo. It was difficult, but I could not escape the thought of the kitten trying to lead the human. As all cats try to do. What do you think? What will she be reassigned to next? Has Delgado truly escaped?


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10 thoughts on “Flash Fiction Friday: The Assignment”

  1. Haha! You’re right, this is really similar to mine. Yours made me smile. I feel sorry for poor Mittens. It’s hard to get much done with a language-limited Human as a guide. Loved the last line. You gave me a laugh.

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