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Declaration of Independence (99-word flash fiction)


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.


10 comments on “Declaration of Independence (99-word flash fiction)

  1. Radhika Thatte-George
    January 12, 2016

    Superb !!! 🙂


  2. Norah
    January 12, 2016

    Well done! A great bio for a cat, and a wonderful response to the prompt.


  3. katespencer17
    January 12, 2016

    I like your take on the prompt! Quite fitting at times for this furry friend.


    • Sarrah J. Woods
      January 13, 2016

      Thanks! It’s definitely true of my three cats and every other cat I’ve known—they are 100% individuals.


  4. Charli Mills
    January 13, 2016

    Ah! I had an epiphany — no wonder cats appeal to many! ¡Viva la revolución de los gatos!


    • Sarrah J. Woods
      January 13, 2016

      I suppose you mean that we see in cats the echoes of our own feelings of/desires for autonomy and individualism? Very interesting. I might have to agree with you!


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  6. theflurozebra
    January 17, 2016

    Hi Sarrah!

    I’m not sure why, but I couldn’t reply to your beautiful message on my RAOK post, so I wanted to send a little thank you on one of yours.

    I am so sorry about your grandma but I am glad that I helped inspire you! I hope I made those special people feel very happy, thank you so much for reading and replying to my post. You really are so lovely!

    FZ out 🙂

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