The little boy huddled tighter under the play gym, tears stinging his eyes. It was getting dark and this was the only familiar structure he’d seen.
A small furry face appeared in one of the holes at the side of the gym. Yellow eyes, white fur, and a pink velvet nose. A small cat.
The boy stared. He willed with all his heart for it to come into the gym with him, but he didn’t want to reach out and scare it.
After a moment, the cat said, ‘Are you lost?’
The boy nodded, wiping his nose on his sleeve.
The cats ears flicked back, then forward again.… Read more