HOVERING O’ER THE SOUP – A TINY BIT OF FICTION

My bowl of chicken soup was sitting on the kitchen table. It had been quite a while since I heated it. It was probably barely tepid by this point. It didn’t matter. I wasn’t going near that soup.

72-cropped-cheshire cat grin


I had decided soup and toast would make a pleasant little lunch, so although this wasn’t “really” soup, I threw it together. Added whatever veggies I found in the fridge. Toasted an English muffin. Added a little butter.

Now, it had been sitting on the table for … well … a rather long time. I was still hungry and I could (in theory) reheat it. Again. If it had ever contained anything beyond artificial flavoring and salt, heating it one final time would finish it off anyway.

It was no longer a concern of mine. I had moved on to other things.

I was strongly disinclined to eat the soup. I didn’t even want to look at it. Near where the bowl was waiting on the table, I could see my sodden bathing suit, wrapped in its wet beach towel. I had promised I’d wash it out soon. Except, I couldn’t.

It was the grin. I could deal with everything else, but that grin made my skin crawl. Or maybe it was the long white teeth.

Up in the air, a toothy cat’s grin was suspended in the air of my kitchen and it was hovering above the soup. The Cheshire Cat had returned. He had come back to my kitchen.

He wanted my soup.

10 thoughts on “HOVERING O’ER THE SOUP – A TINY BIT OF FICTION

  1. angloswiss February 27, 2017 / 12:22 pm

    Wow. I can see the newspaper headline “Dead Cheshire Cat – found swiming in a bowl of soup, the grin had been wiped from his face. Serendipity accused of hot souped murder.”

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      • Garry Armstrong February 28, 2017 / 1:47 pm

        They lurk … and lurk … and lurk.

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  2. swo8 February 27, 2017 / 1:03 pm

    chuckle…
    Leslie

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    • Marilyn Armstrong February 27, 2017 / 3:05 pm

      I’ve always had a “thing” for that grinning cat. But I never expected him to come for my soup!

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      • swo8 February 27, 2017 / 3:26 pm

        It’s a real sly grin. One would almost think he was coming after them.

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  3. lwbut February 27, 2017 / 10:52 pm

    I know i’m new here and not best qualified to judge…. but you’re Weird!

    I like that! 🙂

    love.

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