Morality’s Sake

October 16, 2015

Moralities Sake

Now this is the life of Riley the Cat who would lay on his mat and wonder just what he could be, if a mouse went by without blinking an eye at the cat that cared not for he. Riley the Cat, he ate no meat, it never touched his lips; instead he’d feast on grain, and broccoli, beans, and soup, and of course he’d eat carrots. You see, Riley the Cat was born this way, to be a carnivore, but for morality’s sake he turned his head and swore and swore and swore: “I can change, I surely can, whatever it might take, for there could be no pain on earth that wasn’t worth a mouse’s sake.” Riley the Cat as he lay, battled internally, for meat was good, oh so good, but could never, ever be.


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  • Reply Priceless Joy October 16, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    This is really cute and I love how it rhymes.

  • Reply Thane Keller October 16, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    Thanks Joy! 🙂

  • Reply Madeeha October 16, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    PJ is right, it’s cute and the way it rhymes is beautiful!

  • Reply Thane Keller October 16, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    Thank you Madeeha! It was fun to write 😉

  • Reply October 16, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    Sweet short story. Don’t think the kitty will succeed in not eating “mice”.

    • Reply Thane Keller October 17, 2015 at 4:57 am

      I’m pulling for him – maybe with the encouragement of a few good friends he can find the strength to maintain his conviction 😉

  • Reply babso2you October 17, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    Nicely done tossing those rhymes in Thane! Thank you for participating in the Mondays Finish the Story challenge. I appreciate your contribution. Be well… ^..^

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