The firefighters stood, covered in grime and sweat, watching as the abandoned old home burned to the ground. It would be tomorrow before they could sift through the now smoldering debris for anything worth saving.
One man turned, saw something moving and watched in amazement as a cat crept through charred rubble, then sat, delicately licking its paws.
“Here, kitty, kitty,” he called softly. The cat came close enough and Kevin scooped it up, stroking the soft soot-covered fur.
“What the hell?” he muttered, feeling a small key dangling from the cat’s collar. “Hey, guys, take a look at this!”
My theme this year is 100 word fiction. (So, no, don’t count this line!) This is a story I’d previously had on my blog, with some minor modifications. Sorry, but it’s getting harder to come up with new stuff everyday!!