A drabble is a very short story of exactly 100 words. Feel free to join in and write your own drabbles on Fridays and tag them with “friday drabble” and on Twitter with the hashtag #fridaydrabble. And since it’s getting close to Halloween, I think we know where we have to go…
Holding the tumbler under his nose, he inhaled deeply, enjoying the whisky’s earthy, astringent aroma for a moment. Tom considered adding a little water and decided against it. Agatha hissed, interrupting his reverie.
“What’s that, precious?”
The calico arched its back, growled deeply, and bolted from the study.
Taking a sip, he returned to his armchair. And stopped. His Kindle was gone. No, not gone. It was across the room on the ottoman. Ten feet from where he’d left it not two minutes ago.
The hair on his neck bristled, the whisky souring on his tongue.
“Not again,” he sighed.