I want to read and learn all I can, write thoughtfully and truthfully, live according to reason and ever more mature wisdom, and savor every wonderful little gift of life.
I may be small, but I am free.
I am no one but myself.
I do not bend my opinions to yours just because you are bigger.
You can limit my options, but you can’t control my actions or read my secret thoughts.
Be unkind to me, and I will take the first opportunity to leave you in the dust. Love and be good to me, and I will thank you and very possibly return the favor.
But I will never be your slave. I refuse to be anything other than an autonomous individual.
Because I’m a cat.
For Carrot Ranch’s weekly flash fiction challenge: this week, to write a 99-word story on rebellion.