99 word prompt : Healing America

If you want to participate, here’s the link: https://carrotranch.com/2017/08/18/august-17-flash-fiction-challenge-2/


August 17, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that heals America. Difficult and idealistic, I know. Think about building bonds of trust or stories of friendship. It could be a positive story about America. Bonus points for hugging a cat.


Betsy hugged the cat waiting for food on her mother’s kitchen counter.  A great mouser, the light brown feline showed up in their barn seven years before, another animal displaced when half the country died.

She’d read about the week-long war in history books; how God saved the constitution by commanding, “This is civil war.  Kill anyone who is trying to kill the US constitution.”  

“Tell me the story again, Mommy!”

“We walked out of our homes, killing every communist and every socialist on every block at the same time.  That’s how the USA became a peaceful nation again.”