Friday Fictioneers: Hiding in Plain Sight

Hiding in Plain Sight Fiction; 100 words Xalba crouched on the branch and watched the courtyard. She rubbed her arm where Shem grabbed it to drag her away from the armed guards. The clouded leopard perched on a limb above her, his eyes focused and tail flicking back and forth. Her father, at least, the man she had thought…

Curiosity and The (Big) Cat (Literary Lion)

Curiosity and The Cat Her gait is stealthy, self-assured. She slips through the jungle without disturbing the undergrowth. High above and concealed by thick foliage, I follow her, studying. Hair, black as the night. Cream-colored skin stretches over sinewy muscles. She moves like a panther: A hunter, confident of her status. It would not be so…