Friday, 10 December 2010

When Fiction meets Reality it can be Scary!!!

This is a really quick post this morning re above title!

Over a month ago I wrote a short story for Tessa's blogontest blogfest: it was meant as a fun read and featured a scary creature stalking a youth while on his way home from the pub. The story seeded and stemmed from a rather large black cat I'd spotted lounging at the bottom of our paddock. It leapt up and jumped across the ditch and headed into the cover of trees, nevertheless I thought it unusually large for a feral cat, but thought no more about it.  It looked not unlike this: big, but not so big you'd think it a black panther.

That sighting was almost five years ago in middle paddock: seen here as hay field!

Narberth is 6 miles from my house, Clynderwen 2 miles.

Now read this: Big cats terrifying livestock in Pembrokeshire

This is the short story penned by moi:  "Hoody"

What do you think?


Joanna St. James said...

Ha ha you so predicted that one Francine.
Stay safe okay?

The Golden Eagle said...

That is strange!

Good call. :)

Francine Howarth said...

Hi Joanna & TGE,

I guess when one lives in Tiger or Lion country it's the norm to have a larger than life pussycat sat in one's paddock, but this is the UK for crissake!


Kristina Fugate said...

That's really odd!
Try to stay safe :)

Francine Howarth said...

Hi Kristina,

I think, if out there (plural), they're fairly shy creatures so not much threat to humans unlike lions!


Vicki Rocho said...

Eeek...too many teeth and claws for me! Good inspiration, though