Never Let a Cat Talk

April 24, 2012
By scarletphantom55 BRONZE, Franklin, Wisconsin
scarletphantom55 BRONZE, Franklin, Wisconsin
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Morgan: (chasing after her cat that got out of the house) Get back here!
Toby: (stops running away from his owner and sits and grooms himself) Fine. I only stop because that squirrel got away... (looks at the girl)
Morgan: (blinks rapidly) what?
Toby: Did you not hear me?
Morgan: I... uh... did hear you... How are you talking?
Toby: I...Wait... You actually understand me?
Morgan: (nods) Uh huh…
Toby: Well this is new. Since you can understand me, there are a few things I need to get off my chest. First off-
Boy: (walks up) Hey how’s it going? Is that your cat?
Girl: (talking to Toby) Hang on one second
Toby: I will not hang on-
Boy: Were you just talking to your cat?
Morgan: Yeah. He keeps ranting to me.
Boy: Uh... He’s just meowing... That’s not ranting.
Toby: You need to-
Morgan: Shut up Toby!
Boy: Excuse me? My name isn’t Toby and it’s really rude-
Toby: And the litter box-!
Morgan: My cat’s name is Toby and he won’t stop talking!
Boy: That cat of your is not talking! That’s it. You’re crazy. I was just going to politely talk to you, but forget it! Good day.
Morgan: But-
Boy: I said good day! (walks off)
Toby: Rude boy…
Morgan: (Grabs Toby by the collar) That is it! It seems like you need to take a bath and think about what you just did
Toby: What?! NO!
Morgan: Come on you stupid boy chaser offer cat (walks off stage with Toby)

The author's comments:
This was originally a writing prompt in my creative writing class, where someone's pet began talking and that the boy/girl of this person's dreams comes by but they cannot hear the animal talking. But after the prompt I decided to build on it to the point were I felt confident in submitting this as a short play to try and get it published.

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Mella PLATINUM said...
on May. 11 2013 at 10:35 pm
Mella PLATINUM, Natchitoches, Louisiana
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Favorite Quote:
" All the World's A stage, and all the men and women merely players." - Shakespeare's "All the Worlds A Stage" poem.

I like it but I feel to it ended too abruptly. Maybe the girl should've tried to talk more to the boy to show that she really liked him and the cat to interrupt more, then the audience would understand the plot a little more. But other than that I thought it was really funny. :)

on Apr. 29 2012 at 9:25 am
_ella_herondale BRONZE, San Diego, California
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Favorite Quote:
"...If the Thames that ran beside them...recalled a night where the moon shone as brightly as a shilling on the same boy and girl... and thought to themselves, 'at last, the wheel comes full circle,' they kept their silence."

Cute! Good job. Good day!!! ;)

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