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Bad Cat
Kathleen S. Allen

     Bought: a winter scarf. Very soft fun fur feels like a cat has wrapped itself around my neck. But, it sheds. Bits of lilac fur all over my coat that I am constantly picking off. I punished it today by leaving it in the backseat of the car. Bad cat.

My writing credits are below. I have a MA in English from Eastern Michigan University and have been writing since I was eight years old when I self-published my first book of poems. I also have a doctor of nursing practice degree.

       (a) AGE: 86
       (b) RESIDENCE: Golden Acres Care Facility, Tacoma, Washington.
       (c) EMPLOYMENT: Retired.
       (d) MARITAL STATUS: Widowed.
       (e) NEXT OF KIN: None living.
       (f) CONTRIBUTING CAUSES OF DEATH, IF ANY: Parkinson's disease, type 2 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis.
       (g) PRIMARY CAUSE OF DEATH: Self-administered remedy for items (a) through (f).

Robert Laughlin lives in Chico, California. He is the creator of the Micro Award, an annual competition for previously published flash fiction. Two of his short stories are MWA Notable Stories, and his first novel, Vow of Silence, is available from Trytium.

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