Sherry Molteni is this Week’s Flash Fiction Star

Sherry Molteni is the readers’ choice in this week’s Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge.

The winning entry is recognized with a special feature here today and a place in our collection of winners which will be published as an e-book at year end.

Without further ado, here’s the winning story:


Photo by K.S. Brooks

Tough Stuff
by Sherry Molteni

Oscar was born into a privileged household filled with love and happiness. His mother and father were from a long line of pampered felines who had trained their humans to cater to their every need.

From birth, Oscar was fed three times a day with a variety of fish, chicken and beef entrees – lovingly prepared by his caretakers. It was a wonderful life for a special kitty like Oscar, until that fateful day in the seventh month of the fifth year of his life.

It was Independence Day, the scariest day of the year. In the past, he would cower under the bed until the chaos subsided. Only then would he rejoin his family in the living room for soothing pets and reassuring hugs.

On this day, he made a grave mistake. He scurried out of the door to the patio instead of into the bedroom. He ran for what seemed like miles, looking for the familiar bed that would be his sanctuary during the thunderous light show. But, he found no solace in the outside world.

When he awoke the next morning, he found himself in the middle of a turf war between the Snakes and the Hounds. He was not met with caring or compassion, but with demands from both gangs to take a side or fight to the death. After many taunts and insults from them, Oscar chose the latter.

Today, Oscar rules the woods near his home – where no Snakes or Hounds dare to tread.

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5 thoughts on “Sherry Molteni is this Week’s Flash Fiction Star”

  1. I’m a cat lover so I enjoyed all the flash fiction stories as I could see my own cats in the ‘protagonists’. Congratulations Sherry. Job well done. 🙂

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