“Anyway,” I said, “a cat’s lifespan is only fifteen years, twenty tops. You’ll be leaving soon.”
The Cat is an interesting short story that follows a protagonist who seems to follow the mundane flow of society, working, and sharing her life with a cat that her late mother has left behind. When she decides that she might like to start dating, she jumps right in. I do not believe it is a story based around love, but one of assertiveness. She wants what she wants, and is not afraid to tell a man it's time for him to leave her space when she wants to be alone. Overall, I found it to be an interesting piece of short fiction, and would recommend it to anyone who likes cats and assertive women. I also highly recommend checking out the Necessary Fiction website for great literary content.
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