Merry Christmas, Everyone! Please enjoy this 2014 post by Paul Curran, who is sharing this holiday with the original Christ Family and all the angels. Rest in peace, my friend.
MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYONE!
THE CHRISTMAS KITTEN
By: Paul Curran
Christmas Eve, 11:35 pm, Thousand Oaks, California
The faint but strident meowing woke me up. Lying in bed, I opened my eyes and listened: “Meooow, Meooow”. The sound was coming from outside the motel room. It repeated twice more as I climbed out of bed and struggled into my pants in the faint light filtering through the drapes. My friend Elroy was still snoring in the next bed over. The air conditioning was a deep background rumble holding the 90 degree night at bay. I opened the motel door, making sure it was unlocked so I wouldn’t wake up Elroy, and stepped outside into the heat. The meowing got louder.
Elroy’s Kenworth tractor sat parked in front of the motel room, a dark shadow looming in the night. It was alone in the lot, as we were the only…
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