Sweet Revenge by Tom Allman

Delores’s Family told her that she was being paranoid; which proved that they were out to get her! Her Cat, Mr. Puss, confirmed her worst fears. “Darling, your loved ones mock you whenever your back is turned.”

Delores decided to have a third eye grafted into the back of her head. She took a “ME” weekend and had it done on the sly. It was neatly covered by her mop of auburn hair. “I’ll show those eye-rollers and tongue-sticker-outers,” she fumed.

The duplicitous feline told the rest of the family what Delores was doing. “He’s been so helpful and given us such good advice since the operation,” they all said.

When she returned home they followed her around striking lewd poses and making “do you want your face to freeze like that” expressions. This was the last straw.

Terrible and irrevocable things were said, dishes and collectibles hurled. This home was now broken. His job complete, Mr. Puss lay in a laundry basket grooming the area where his testicles had been and savored his sweet, sweet revenge.

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13 responses to “Sweet Revenge by Tom Allman

  1. Fantastic! Loved the ending.

  2. Alexandra Pereira

    Ah yes, sweet, sweet revenge! :-) Enjoyed reading this original story! Well done. :-)

  3. K

    Tom – this was brilliant! What a fantastic tale of revenge. This was a great read, thanks. :)

  4. Damn cat! This is hysterical and rich with wild imagery…a duplicitous cat (wait, is that redundant?) paranoia, grafted eye-balls, and “freeze like that” faces. Enjoyed it Tom, thanks!

  5. Brilliantly funny! and I swear my cat’s never forgiven me either! A fantastic story xx

  6. I like the zany imagery in this tome, and the cat expressions, and motivations. There’s an almost magical realism tone to this. Have you ever explored that style of fiction?

  7. This made me very jittery. I think you nailed the creepiness of the whole deal really well!

  8. This reads even better than before! Lol funny!

  9. Nicolette Wong

    Awwwwww. Magical little story.

  10. What a shit of a cat! Would a dog have done this? I don’t think so … but very funny story, especially if you have ever worked in mental health!

  11. len kuntz

    this was a fun read.

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