Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Chapter 1.

Urban, domesticated cats are usually very bad at killing birds. This is not their fault. Birds and cat toys hold very little in common. Cat toys have a great deal of stamina and die quickly. Birds have little stamina after the first successful blow, but make the most of their deaths.

The squawking was tangled around a small graveyard in central London and funneled into an orange skyline by the large buildings surrounding it. A library, a church, the back end of an office block and across the road, a terrace of three-storey victorian houses. Startled by the sudden violence of sound, the cat puffed up it's furr and started to hiss at the bird before retiring to a safe distance. More on this later.