Donnie Darko

Third-Way Fiction

Happy Weekend, NPL’ers!

Today’s feature is Donnie Darko… a story for cat-loving students of life by Kathleen Crane. ‘Donnie Darko’ is part of Kathleen’s upcoming short story collection titled Aloha From Detroit… more detail on that to come. In the meantime, enjoy Donnie!

If he could only find a comfortable position, then he might get some sleep. But he couldn’t even turn over, there simply wasn’t any room. If he moved to the right, he’d knock over his water, if he moved to the left, he’d spill what was left of his food. The blanket under him felt stiff and dirty and smelled like urine. He shifted irritably. And that ungodly howling and yowling, it never stopped. He felt as if he were going mad.

What had he done to deserve this?

8 thoughts on “Donnie Darko

  1. Such a well-written story. I cried at the end. All of my animals are from the shelter and I think this story would encourage others to adopt too.

  2. What a sweet story! It is interesting that the story is told from the cat’s point of view. I’ll be people who read it will be more inclined to consider adopting adult animals!

  3. I really enjoyed your story!! It made me cry and smile. I look forward to reading more of your work. I’m not
    good at writing and have a hard time at it. But you, you can write and it is so good!!

  4. What a sweet and creative story from the perspective of one of the many animals who lose their homes and hope for second chances!

  5. That was a wonderfully written story and was very touching. It really brings attention to the lives of adult cats in a shelter and their struggle to be adopted.

  6. I really enjoyed this story. it was so well written and the words powerfully depicted the feelings of the characters. I look forward to reading more from this author.

  7. So sweet! I really enjoyed reading Donnie’s tail…I mean tale. I did get a bit nervous about his fate at the very end though!

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