Humor Non-Fiction posted May 5, 2017

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Cats come to me from everywhere.

On Being A Cat Magnet

by prettybluebirds

Your Life in 150 words Contest Winner 

I spent my childhood on a fruit farm, where we always had many cats.

Married in 1966. I gave birth to three sons, but only one survived. Cats were a part of our everyday life.

I divorced in 1978 and moved to Shelby, Michigan for a year with my son, two cats, and one dog.

I started work on a dairy farm in 1979, where there were more cats, lots of them.

In 2011 I married the owner of the dairy farm. We are retired now and down to twelve cats; all the cats are drop-offs or found me somehow.

In conclusion, I have come to accept the fact that I'm a cat magnet. No matter where I landed in life, cats soon appeared.

Sigh, I suppose it could be worse; what if I attracted snakes instead? Ewww, perish the thought.

Writing Prompt
Write the entire story of your life in no more than 150 words. You can be experimental, creative, funny, serious, provocative, reflective, whatever style you best feel represents your life. You must write about your entire life, not just a moment of it. No poetry (too easy). No fiction (YOUR life), although metaphors are acceptable so long as they are directly interpretable to be about your life. You'll be surprised at what your life looks like in 150 words...

Your Life in 150 words
Contest Winner


It seems like cats are attracted to me no matter where I go. I often go to other folks homes where they tell me their cat doesn't like strangers. Their cat or cats are soon sitting on my lap or rubbing against my legs. I don't know what it is, maybe they sense I love them. Then again, maybe I give off some aura or something. Who knows? Word count 142.
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