Short story: “The White Cat”

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“The White Cat,” by Julianna Spallholz

From Caketrain issue 5 (November 2007), page 222, online in Issuu and PDF formats here

1,754 words

This is good stuff.

Opinions seem to vary on whether long, comma-sprinkled sentences read as “fast” or “slow,” but it’s undeniable that they read as breathless and uncontrolled.

A neat line: “I remember that they looked at me tenderly but that their asses gave them away, shifting around in their chairs uncomfortably, pitying me.”