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Stories of Halloween
Writer TylerDoak
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The Cat Came Back: The Gathering
Oct 6, 2017
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“Damn little beast! Filthy damn animal!” Jack screamed as he clutched his burning face. The cats he had killed before had scratched him many times, but none of the little bastards had ever had the audacity to scratch him in the face! The nerve of that foul creature!copyright protection33PENANAlUTDBPV14537Please respect copyright.PENANASUjlb9IP7w

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Jack picked up the meat tenderizing hammer and scrambled into the hallway after the black cat. His head swung back and forth as he scanned for the wayward animal. He started to go into one of the bedrooms, but the burning on his face reminded him that he had been wounded.copyright protection33PENANAb4xZHE9NVp37Please respect copyright.PENANAE20Ynb861f

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He walked into the bathroom and looked at himself in the mirror. It was worse than he imagined it would be. He had several deep scratches on his cheek and forehead. To top it all off the malicious varmint had bit him on the nose! Four red holes right in the center of his nose dripped blood down his face. All of his wounds were bleeding, but the ones on his nose was dripping at an extraordinary rate. copyright protection33PENANAWgw6Pt7tj937Please respect copyright.PENANAFS5FQtRYAS

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How could he go to work looking like he did? What would Mr. Mitchell think? What would Marcy think? Would they think that he was some sort of hooligan who had gotten into a bar fight? Would they think that he was too weak to defend himself from a small animal? No this wouldn't do. This wouldn't do at all. After he was finished with the cat he knew that he would have to call in sick for the rest of the week in order to heal. copyright protection33PENANA4c5oA0jNRh37Please respect copyright.PENANAGCJMizf9yQ

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But calling in sick led to being written up. Being written up led to unemployment. It would never do. It was all the fault of that damn cat. He put a few band aids on his face, grabbed his meat tenderizing hammer and went to look for it. copyright protection33PENANAbvUoJpjB4237Please respect copyright.PENANAenLX94xpe6

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After searching the entire bottom floor he couldn't find hide nor hair of the rotten stray, so he quietly went upstairs to find his prey. Even though his face was burning and itching he found the hunt quite exhilarating and thrilling. When he killed this one it would give him a sweet gratification that he hadn't felt in years. copyright protection33PENANA7GcFh72m9T37Please respect copyright.PENANARo2DlcITBW

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What a sight he must have been. A grown man in his forties wandering about his home in his tighty whiteys and socks , holding a wooden meat tenderizing hammer with a shirt and face full of blood. It would be disgraceful if his dear mother had seen him that way. copyright protection33PENANA68hkDN99EM37Please respect copyright.PENANADvIF93RSWt

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As he was about to abandon his hunt for his attacker and go put on a pair of respectable pajama bottoms, he heard a cat’s screech come from his bedroom. Something about it made his blood run cold. There was something different about this cat, but still, it was his duty to rid the world of it. He was as stealthy as he could be as he made his way towards the open door that led into his bedroom. copyright protection33PENANAnSmMx6UCaD37Please respect copyright.PENANA5vQNb0R2SO

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Peeking around the corner of the door, he saw nothing. He walked into his room, the carpet silencing his steps. He searched everywhere, but found nothing. It wasn't under his bed or in his closet. It wasn't behind his nightstand or on top of his dresser. It was like the wicked feline had disappeared completely. copyright protection33PENANAx8h1SIMJdU37Please respect copyright.PENANAq60hUciLfa

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Giving up looking for the creature, he grabbed a pair of pajama bottoms and a white tee shirt, and made his way out of the room. He reckoned he would go back to the bathroom, dress his wounds and then get dressed. He would find the cat sooner or later and he had to look presentable for when the trick or treaters started arriving. copyright protection33PENANAVIEIKg9A1K37Please respect copyright.PENANAbJmc1goj2D

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He started to step down the stairs when he realized what was happening. A flash of black bolted out of the shadows and blocked his step. Jack tumbled down each and every step that made up the flight of stairs. Twenty six of them to be exact. Each roll down the steps added another painful explosion into his world. He screamed as he came to the bottom of the steps with a thud. copyright protection33PENANAheT4lgpzyn37Please respect copyright.PENANAVP4h25yqoB

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He coughed and spat and rested his head to the side, when he saw the flash of black run into the kitchen once again. Jack screamed in rage and, with much effort, sat himself up. His whole body now burned and ached. copyright protection33PENANA6vtYR4IWrc37Please respect copyright.PENANAfZZkh1pQsO

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Never in his life had a cat caused him so much trouble. He would show that cat. He would put an end to it. Jack gripped the rails of the stairs and pulled himself up. He walked into the kitchen. He intended to grab the large kitchen knife and continue his search, but he wouldn't have time to enact his plan. copyright protection33PENANAAjqGVDwNZW37Please respect copyright.PENANA4Tv3eM5DDx

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As soon as he took four steps into the kitchen, the cat pounced. From the kitchen counter it launched itself at Jack and landed on his back. The cat's claws and teeth shredded Jack’s skin. copyright protection33PENANAZurrCfe1tA37Please respect copyright.PENANABqz7uNUzrx

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Jack screamed as fell onto his knees, which was a terrible mistake that cost him dearly. His knees plopped right down into the shards of the broken plate. A howl of rage and pain filled the air as the crisp, new pain invaded Jack’s body. Involuntarily he fell forward. The cat was still shredding his back and the shards from the plate drove deep into his knees. copyright protection33PENANAcm7ExbYNYe37Please respect copyright.PENANAhLIRScENM6

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When he landed from his forward fall new jagged pieces of the broken plate drove into his hands, wrists and torso. He screamed again and began thrashing as he got to his feet and ran into the living room. The cat continued chasing him into the room and Jack, with heaving breaths ran away from it.copyright protection33PENANAfkJ9Jt0LJE37Please respect copyright.PENANAoZt7Qmkv96

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The creature was mad! It probably had rabies! He couldn't go to work if he had rabies. Oh how he hated this cat. copyright protection33PENANANR1wPqS25f37Please respect copyright.PENANAfodIv35Pzf

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Jack glared at the cat with fire in his heart. He had never wanted anything more than to see that cat dead. Forgetting the pain that was shooting through every ounce of his body he sprinted towards the cat as best he could with his knees being injured. copyright protection33PENANA8SB8McGRM137Please respect copyright.PENANA1Bvfk0iqQS

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Much to his dismay the cat didn't run. Not this cat. This cat was vicious. This cat had as much hatred in its heart for Jack as Jack had for it. The black cat with the white soul patch sprung at Jack and planted itself firmly on Jack's face once again.copyright protection33PENANAftMPVg9RKf37Please respect copyright.PENANAlmNQB7QUxG

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The cat tore and shredded while Jack punched and attempted to choke it. During the struggle Jack didn't notice how close he had come to his front window. The large one that looked out over his front lawn and onto his street. So intent on the struggle with the cat, he was, that he barely noticed when the two of them tumbled into the glass and through it. copyright protection33PENANAIGHBCOkZN537Please respect copyright.PENANA2DbPuMXkGv

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A crashing sound was heard throughout the neighborhood as the man and cat fell through the window and onto the ground while locked in mortal combat. The cat bolted off of Jack as soon as the two of them landed. “I'll kill you!” Jack screamed as he chased the cat down the street. copyright protection33PENANAiR6pZ7jkO537Please respect copyright.PENANArCZCstoqO5

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Several of his neighbors came out to look at the bloody man in his underwear chased a cat down the street, but they shook their heads as they figured it was just some elaborate Halloween prank. copyright protection33PENANAyRO75HBzJW37Please respect copyright.PENANAbShavKEUas

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Jack ran as quickly as he could down the street after the beast. He was screaming and making guttural noises in his rage. His rage would help him destroy the beast. He couldn't let it get away. Catching and taking it’s life was the only thing of importance to him. copyright protection33PENANARznEHv3EYt37Please respect copyright.PENANArP8I0DsExC

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With all of Jack’s focus on the cat in front of him, Jack didn't see all of the other cats that were gathering behind him. As Jack ran block after block chasing the black cat with the white soul patch other strays began following them.copyright protection33PENANAcOG0J8OMTW37Please respect copyright.PENANAuZ2CH2gaHN

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First an orange cat ducked out of the bushes and began following them. Then a gray one and a white one. Then a calico with four multi colored friends. Then another black one. Then six kittens of varying hue. They kept coming and coming and coming. Pouring out of the woodworks.copyright protection33PENANAWi3hvHHqYH37Please respect copyright.PENANA4Qp6s79IhR

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Finally Jack noticed them. He stopped in the middle of the street and turned around. He couldn't believe his eyes. There, in front of him, stood and army of cats. One, maybe two hundred of the filthy creatures. How could there have been so many of them? He had been carefully removing them from his nice little suburb for a such a very long time now. There was no way there could be that many just hanging around. copyright protection33PENANAWEzrFYFbrx37Please respect copyright.PENANAx7IWea3oTl

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The army of cats stood still. An eerie still. There were no tails waving. There was no licking of paws. There was no shifting positions. There was nothing save for the eerie stillness, as they watched his every move.copyright protection33PENANA3QAzCMOwMP37Please respect copyright.PENANA990R6f2aDW

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The stillness was bad. The quiet was worse. A silence had settled over all of the cats. The very world itself seemed to be void of all sound. The only thing Jack could hear was the ragged sound of his own struggling breath. copyright protection33PENANAn2IdMnyeJk37Please respect copyright.PENANAq79qZgF1qj

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He turned his head from side to side, trying to figure out exactly where he was. He had lost track of his position in his blind rage. There was a street sign in the corner. Bingham street? How could he have gone that far? Bingham was six miles from his home. There was no possible way he could have ran all that way in the condition he was in. copyright protection33PENANA1DvvwFFov037Please respect copyright.PENANAGT3Pk25Z4w

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Bingham was the street that he grew up on. It was where he lived with his dear mother and father. He saw their old house, sitting there in all of it’s baby blue glory. He started to take a step towards it, but a sound broke the silence.copyright protection33PENANAYIk8XHWYTf37Please respect copyright.PENANAUk1Y9l1fl5

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From behind Jack, the black cat with the white soul patch rumbled and hissed. Jack turned to face it. It's eyes were filled with hate as it bristled it’s hair, and hissed in a menacing manner. copyright protection33PENANA6vm9VrZI5337Please respect copyright.PENANAJozKmJ6oZr

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Jack’a eyes widened. A strange feeling found itself planted inside of Jack’s heart. Fear. A cat had never caused him to feel fear before. It was an odd sensation. Jack didn't enjoy it. Not one bit. copyright protection33PENANAov5gNvFLBs37Please respect copyright.PENANAtos38PMedM

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The black cat with the white soul patch reared it’s head into the air and screeched at the top of it’s lungs. The yell sent chills down down Jack’s spine. Every fiber of his being told him to run. copyright protection33PENANAUQbGqoqIx937Please respect copyright.PENANAxjnZmwP9K2

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Run he did. He ran as if his life depended on it. copyright protection33PENANAlsNj3Ec5wN37Please respect copyright.PENANAd53B5q7UAS

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And the cats followed.copyright protection33PENANAHGgmEsN8k037Please respect copyright.PENANAV0jYBopJiZ

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Now the army of felines was being led by the black cat with the white soul patch. They could have overtaken Jack at any time, but they just seemed to jog in formation behind him. copyright protection33PENANAYPCDfKI3jv37Please respect copyright.PENANABBLUAnjZ6C

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Jack ran to his childhood home. He tried the door, but it was locked. He pounded on the door and pleaded for someone to let him in, but he didn't have time to see if anyone answered. copyright protection33PENANAcb8Fb7bQiN37Please respect copyright.PENANAeje0ePoxOv

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An orange tabby launched itself at Jack while his back was turned and bit him in the Achilles' tendon. The man screamed in pain and started to run again. This time at a sprint, the speed of which his body had never experienced.copyright protection33PENANA8kKkZ7a7i937Please respect copyright.PENANA8vTnw7cVF1

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He swiftly ran down the street and a few more blocks up. Now the cats were becoming more bold. They would take turns catching up with the exhausted man and giving him playful little scratches to goad him along. copyright protection33PENANA9qpN5kGuWC37Please respect copyright.PENANAcJI66feiaT

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Jack’s legs were a bloody, burning mess when he came to a little park. He sprinted as quickly as his jellied legs would carry him. There were woods out behind the park that he knew well when he was a boy. He had buried many a cat there when he was a boy.copyright protection33PENANAKDU5l4Caq037Please respect copyright.PENANAkn63tdiHwt

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The cats allowed him to run into the woods. Jack thought that if perhaps he could make it into the woods he could lose them there. He didn't realize where they were leading him. copyright protection33PENANAFe4Ccuzi5D37Please respect copyright.PENANAZQH6TbjcTP

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Every time he tried to turn or weave to try and lose them the cats would form so that he couldn't go any other way, but the way they were allowing him to go. They herded him for another ten minutes into the woods. Until he finally came to their final destination. copyright protection33PENANAw7HWP4sS8t37Please respect copyright.PENANAFOSmUMxeZr

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Jack dropped to his knees when he realized where he was. The band of felines had led him to the place that started it all. They had led him to the final resting place of his aunt’s cat, Cleopatra. copyright protection33PENANAEVlWxfzeLn37Please respect copyright.PENANA93H2qBPYQP

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There was a hole that looked like it had been dug out from the bottom up. And a few feet from that hole Cleopatra was patiently waiting for him. Except it no longer looked like his aunty’s beloved Cleo. It was a cat made of bone and mummified meat.copyright protection33PENANAa43S0uNrv037Please respect copyright.PENANAS3Az61bVZ1

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Flies buzzed around the zombie cat as it gazed at Jack with eyes that were no longer there. Patches of fur were still on Cleopatra, but they were so covered  in mud that you couldn't recognize what hue they were originally. copyright protection33PENANA43Cz6RTdz637Please respect copyright.PENANAAirbSxc4tb

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Jack looked back at the other cats. They all were the same. What was once an army of vibrant, colorful cats was now a collection of rotting corpses and skeletal remains.copyright protection33PENANAqAImTPQrwx37Please respect copyright.PENANAoxTPIMmVQP

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One by one Jack began to recognize them. He had killed them all. Every last one of them. Cleopatra was there. The black cat with the white soul patch was there. Marcy’s two cats were there. The cats he hacked, sliced, pummeled, choked, burned and sawed were all there. copyright protection33PENANA9ozkWcwZD937Please respect copyright.PENANASR7MGQz3Lp

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Jack began to sob as the dead cats slowly made their way towards him. They didn't make a sound as they pounced on him. Nor did they make a sound as they started ripping the flesh off his bones. They tore and scratched in silence.copyright protection33PENANAOQcpem6up137Please respect copyright.PENANAtiyB5frEid

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Screams of anguish emitted from Jack, but they didn't last long. The cats that had had their lives snuff out by this cruel man were now the ones doing the murdering.copyright protection33PENANAzUNjbeXiu237Please respect copyright.PENANADO9cperRSJ

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In the end all that was left of Jack was a few bones that the forest animals gnawed on. What was left of him was found a few years later by some boys who were wandering in the small woods. copyright protection33PENANAQWthQnEXN137Please respect copyright.PENANADjlNvL1WCU

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His remains were never identified and they now sit in an unmarked grave in the local cemetery. And, oddly enough, every Halloween an army of cats come to his grave to pay their respects. copyright protection33PENANAHlwBteJY3m

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