Friday, October 30, 2015

Mudpie's Halloween Visitor: A Short Story

Meows from Mudpie, and happy Halloween eve!!!

Last year Mommy made her first attempt at writing a short story with Truffles' Halloween Tail. (In case you missed it, or would like to read it again, here are Parts 1 and 2.)

This year I challenged her to write a story starring me, and we're excited to share it with you today.

Please let us know what you think!

Mudpie woke up at her usual time, around 5AM, with a grumble in her tummy.

"Rats! I'm hungry and Mommy won't be up for a few hours."

Typically this wouldn't be a problem for Miss Mudpie, as she always has a small dish of kibble left out for overnight snacking, but going out to the living room by herself in the middle of night had become quite frightful since her Mommy had decorated for Halloween. Witches, ghosts, and skeletons everywhere were starting to make her fur stand on end!

"I'll just close my eyes and try to go back to sleep."

Grumble, grumble. Rumble, rumble.

"Grrr...this isn't going to work. I'm too hungry to go back to sleep! I'm going to have to put my big girl pants on and brave the trip to my food dish."

She quietly slipped out of bed, turning back once to look at her Mommy still snoring away. "Here goes nothing. I hope I make it back."

Mudpie tiptoed down the hall without making a sound. Finally she reached her destination and started chomping away.

Nom nom nom. Nom nom nom.

Then without warning, a voice in the night. "Mudpie!!!"

Mudpie jumped a foot and then went back to her snack. Nom nom nom. "I don't hear a thing." Nom nom nom.

"Pssst!!!! Mudpie, it's me!!! Truffles!!!"

Mudpie stopped eating and spun around. "Truffles??? Are you a g-g-g-g-ghost???"

"Well, I prefer thinking of myself as a spirit, preferably an angel. I just wanted to pay you a little visit to see how things are going without me. How's Mommy doing? Are you taking good care of her?"

"Oh Truffles, I love her so much. I'm trying to take really good care of her just like you asked. She misses you terribly and I catch her crying often, but I try to put a smile on her face everyday."

"I knew you would, that's why I picked you to fill the hole in her heart that my passing left behind. I've been watching and I'm so very proud of you."

"You know, Truffles. I was scared to come out here alone tonight because I find these Halloween decorations kind of creepy. But I'm so glad that I did because it gave us a chance to chat."

"You think this is bad, wait until Mommy starts decorating for Christmas! That's when she really goes all out. She even brings a tree into the house!"

"A tree??? In the house??? Can I climb it?"

Truffles chuckled, "Well, I think that might get you into a bit of trouble but you're so cute Mommy won't be able to stay mad long. I need to be on my way now."

"Will I see you again???"

"You will definitely see me again. Oh, and Mudpie? There is nothing about Halloween to be afraid of. It's a fun time of year! Mommy will protect you from anything that might scare you, and I will always be your guardian angel. See you soon!"

Mudpie quietly went back to bed and snuggled up next to Mommy, who was still softly sleeping.

Wow, she thought. That was a Halloween visitor I will never forget.


Lone Star Cats said...

I got scared my first Halloween - by my momma's costume! But I wuz ok last year.

Mickey's Musings said...

We liked that story.
It was nice that you and Truffles were able to have a chat.
Now you will be able to go and have your snack and not be scared :)

Hannah and Lucy said...

What a lovely story for Halloween Mudpie.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

The Island Cats said...

That is a very special story. Thanks for sharing it with us, Mudpie.

Unknown said...

Very sweet story. I like the part where Mudpie puts her big girl pants on!

Fur Everywhere said...

*dabs eyes* What a sweet story! I bet Mudpie and Truffles have regular chats. I know Truffles is smiling down upon you and helping Mudpie make your life as happy as she can <3

Anonymous said...

Precious...or purr-ecious!

AmyShojai said...

Nicely done, love the twist that the "ghost" was Truffle. You need to write more fiction. *hint hint*

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

What a sweet, lovely story!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie


What a wonderful charming sweet story.
Well done Melissa. Well done.

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

I have tears in my eyes, that was truly a special, special and beautifully written story...full of love

Seville at Nerissa's Life said...

Oh WOW. That's lovely. Having Truffles visit you really is THE VERY BEST kind of visitor you could ever possibly get. I bet your mummy misses her, tonnes.

<3 & purrs always,

Seville at Nerissa's Life said...

Oops! Forgot this wasn't FB. That <3 is meant to be a little heart for love. purrs

Seville at Nerissa's Life said...

Oops! Forgot this wasn't FB. That <3 is meant to be a little heart for love. purrs

Seville at Nerissa's Life said...

Oh WOW. That's lovely. Having Truffles visit you really is THE VERY BEST kind of visitor you could ever possibly get. I bet your mummy misses her, tonnes.

<3 & purrs always,

da tabbies o trout towne said...

mudpie....this bee a total lee rockin awesum soooper grate way kewl storee...we give it 984 paws UP, which iz like de best ratin on R scale.....we iz happee truffles iz lookin out for ewe AND mom...& her iz rite......just wait til Christmas.....tho we troo lee hope yur momz Christmas tree izza BURD FREE THAT wood bee scaree ~~~ta see BURDZ in it....

heerz two a driftwood catfish kinda week oh end !! ♥♥♥

Sue said...

I have a little tear in my eye---but that was a very nice story.

Anonymous said...

What a pawsum stowry. Have a gweat weekend.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Lexi

The Florida Furkids said...

Awww......that was such a special Halloween visitor!

The Florida Furkids

Cathy Keisha said...

Why didn’t you just wake her up? I’m sure you’ll learn as you grow older.

pilch92 said...

That is a sweet story.

As the World Purrs said...

Great story!

M. K. Clinton said...

What a sweet story. I am glad to know that Angel Truffles is keeping a vigilant watch over Mudpie. I'd watch that Christmas tree, though. Haha!

Linda R said...

That was a terrific story! Hugs and love to all of you!!

sandy l said...

Mudpie, you wrote a great story - even if it made me tear up. Thank you!

meowmeowmans said...

Aw, what a sweet, sweet story, Mudpie! We know for sure that Angel Truffles is watching over you and Mommy with much love. :)

Kitties Blue said...

Such a super sweet story, Mudpie. We are so happy that you had a nice reassuring visit from Truffles. We are going to say that maybe Mom Melissa should put your food dish in the bedroom when she has the house decorated. You are going to love Christmas. Lots of mischief to get into. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Erin the Cat Princess said...

Such a good and heart warming tale, helps us remember those special in our lives that have past, but not left us...purrs Erin

Clooney said...

Awesome! That was a beautiful story that Mommy wrote featuring you Miss glad that Angel Truffles reassured you.

Annie Bear said...

Love, love, love this story! Thank you for the warm feeling it left.

Marty the Manx said...

Oh pawsome!!!! We love Truffles and are so glad that she would be your visitor! Bravo!!!!

Nancy said...

Aww…Very cute!!!