Me and My Cat: Accountability Partner

“Nothing motivates a writer like an accountability partner.  Right now, mine sits on my desk two feet from my elbow. From her spot, she has a lovely view out my officer window to woods across the street.  The sun gleams on her black fur, and I pause in my writing to admire her… “Do you have any idea how beautiful you are?” I ask Naomi.  She blinks her round yellow eyes.  “Meow” she says, which might mean “certainly,” but more likely, “Get back to your writing.”  Or maybe, “Finish that story so you can read it to me.”

Chicken Soup for the Soul, 2024