The Christmas Kitten (Guest Post by Paul Curran)

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.

Cordelia's Mom, Still




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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6 Responses to The Christmas Kitten (Guest Post by Paul Curran)

  1. kunstkitchen says:

    A sad story. A very good hearted story too.


  2. Merry Christmas to you and yours, CM! ♥(✿ฺ´∀`✿ฺ)ノ

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Jane says:

    He was such a nice guy. Hope your Christmas was relaxing and enjoyable.

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  4. I’m so glad you posted this. Really miss that guy and think of him often.
    May you find miles of smiles, intriguing wanderings, and lots of wonder in the New Year! Cheers and onward with spirit, courage, and hope.

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