Five-Hundred Word Challenge 190: A Cat Story

Once upon a time there was a cat. It did not wear a hat, nor was it in a hat, but it was indeed a cat.

This cat decided that, due to its desire to explore the vary area that it found itself in at this particular moment, to go into the library at the University of New South Wales as that was where it wanted to explore on this particular day.

It was a Sunday, meaning that there were less students around.

It walked right in as though it owned the place, strutting proudly and without any fear.

Once it was past the entrance, it had a quick look around before deciding to head to the right into the computer area. Unfortunately its exploration of that was cut short as it quickly noticed the library staff hanging round in the area just after the entrance.

The cat froze in its steps as the staff quickly approached it to shoo it out.

Now, this cat being a cat wasn’t necessarily going to go back out

Well, not at this stage. It wanted to explore and explore was what it was going to do and no person could prevent this desire becoming a reality.

It wasn’t long before the cat tore off as quickly as it could. It did not check if the people followed. The computer lounge had to wait though, as it knew that if it was going to avoid capture it had to go elsewhere to explore. Heading left from the entrance it soon saw a set of stairs leading upward and decided that that would be the best way to go if it was to see the interior of this building.

It went up to the fourth floor and decided that at that point it could relax. There weren’t many people around so it started wandering around, rubbing itself against various objects and books. Eventually the cat saw a sleeping student, so it decided to rub itself against them whilst they were slumbering so as to mark its scent and make sure that everyone knew that that particular human belonged to the cat.

The student stirred from their slumber pretty quickly, but as they were used to being woken this way from owning cats, did not express any surprise and instead started petting the cat.

After about three minutes the cat decided that it was done with the student and looked around more bookshelves, rubbing itself against books whilst also looking for a place hidden away that allowed for it to nap in peace.

After eventually going up another floor, it found a nice, hidden alcove that it spent a little while resting. Once it was done, it stretched and continued on its way.

After seeing a few more floors, the cat decided it was time to leave. slowly retracing its steps, it made its way to the exit of the library back to home where it could have a nice meal before going back out again.

The time it took to write five-hundred words: 10:16:27

Could have been much faster.

Written at home.

About Stupidity Hole

I'm some guy that does stuff. Hoping to one day fill the internet with enough insane ramblings to impress a cannibal rat ship. I do more than I probably should. I have a page called MS Paint Masterpieces that you may be interested in checking out. I also co-run Culture Eater, an online zine for covering the arts among other things. We're on Patreon!
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