Wednesday, 1 March 2017

lettin' go

Perhaps you heard how the first peep joined this writing group thing-a-ma-gig, a while back.  Well let me tell you, there has been nothin' but trouble, ever since.

The thing is, Peep #1 is a lousy writer.  Oh yeah, lousy as lousy can be. My gosh, the woman couldn't write her way out of the telephone directory. Why, she couldn't write her way out of the yellow pages, either. MOUSES!

Because as we all know, I, Seville the Cat, am the writer in this here family, for sure.  MOUSES!

So anyway, the other day, the peep was struggling and struggling AND STRUGGLING with her writin; assignment.  The topic was "letting go," and for the life of her, she couldn't come up with a thing.

That's when I said to her, "Peepers, what you need to do is let go and let ME write that assignment for you.  MOUSES!"

Well it didn't take much convincin'.  Nope, before I knew it, my claws were goin' clickety clack on the computer keyboard, just like a train makin' its way along a railway track, and I was doin' the peep's homework for her.

Now THAT'S interestin'...   A dog may eat your homework, but a cat will do it for you.  MOUSES!

So sit back, put your paws up, and enjoy the followin' after-school special about lettin' go.  I mean, sharin'.  I mean...  whatever.  MOUSES!

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“I said, let go.”

“No way, Sivvers.  You let go.”

“No YOU let go, Rushy!”

“Uh-uh.  YOU."

“Listen here, you long-haired marmie freak, LET GO OF MY NIP MOUSE THIS INSTANT.  MOUSES!”

“No way, Seville.  I’m not letting go for anything.”

“You’ll let go if I tell you to.  You’ll let go if it’s the last thing I ever tell you to do.  RUSHTON, LET GO!!!”

“I’m not letting go Seville.  Not even if Peep #1 comes in here and tells me to.”

“BOYS, LET GO OF THAT NIP MOUSE.”

“Now you’ve done it, Rushy.  But I’m still not lettin’ go.  I’m pretty sure I can spin this so that you take the blame.  What the mouses?  What am I sayin’?  Of course I can spin this so that you take the blame.  I, Seville the Cat, can spin like no other cat has ever spun before.  Why, I…”

“BOYS, DON’T MAKE ME TELL YOU AGAIN.”

“Hear that, Sivvers?  Peep #1 says you have to let go.”

“Not what I heard, bro.  I heard Peep #1 say YOU had to let go.  Now be a good long-haired marmie freak, and let go of my nip mouse right now.”

“You’re a marmie, too.”

“Yeah, but my fur is short.  I’m not a freak.

“Don’t call me a freak, Seville!  Peep #1 said you’re not allowed to call me that.”

“Yeah, well I didn’t hear her say it, and anythin' I don’t hear with my own two ears doesn’t count, so just let go of my nip mouse and…”

RRRRRRRIIIIIIIPPPPPPPPP!!!!!

“BOYS!  WHAT DID I TELL YOU WOULD HAPPEN IF YOU FOUGHT OVER YOUR NIP MICE LIKE THAT?”

“Now look what you’ve done, Rushy.”

“What I did?  What YOU did, you mean.”

“Rushton, you should have let go of my nip mouse when I told you to.”

“You mean YOU should have let go of MY nip mouse when I told you to.”

“LONG-HAIRED MARMIE FREAK!”

“Peep #1 told you not to call me that!”

“LONG-HAIRED MARMIE FREAK!”

“Sivvers... she said not to do that.”

“Call you long-haired?”

“No, call me a freak.”

“Now you want me to call you a freak, Rushton?  Well let me oblige by..”

“Seville, that’s mean.  You’re being mean.”

“Peepers, Rushton tore my nip mouse in half.”

“Seville, I saw what happened.  You and Rushton both tore that nip mouse in half, together.  That’s right, you did it together.  And do you know why?”

“Because Rushton wouldn’t let go?”

“No Seville, because neither one of you would let go.  You were both so insistent upon winning, you’ve ruined that nip mouse for everyone.”

“Yeah, well he wouldn’t let go first.”

“And you wouldn’t let go second, Seville!”

“Yeah, well you still should have let go when I told you to, Rushy.”

“FOR PETE’S SAKE, BOYS, JUST LET IT GO!”

“FINE.”

“Fine.”

“Long-haired marmie freak!”

“BOYS!!!”

“Mouses, Peepers.  You don’t have to yell.  Calm down.  Take a deep breath. You REALLY need to learn how to let things go.”



And by the way, if you'd like to listen in our rehearsal for my little after-school special, you can do so on SoundCloud, right here...  "lettin' go"

35 comments:

  1. Aw, man...did you guys ruin a good nip mousie??

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    1. Not really. Well not THIS TIME, at least. I was writin' some fiction to help the peep out. PURRS.

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  2. You tell a good story, Sivvers. And Peep got her homework done. Very good

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    1. She did! With a little help from me.

      Scratch that.

      With a LOT of help from me. I like practically did THE WHOLE THING. MOUSES!

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  3. Oh no, I hate it when the mouse gets ripped! I do think you're very kind to help with the homework though!

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    1. Somebody had to help her before she ripped all her hair out. Not a good look for my peep. MOUSES!

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  4. TOTALLY BRILLIANT!! Had me in fits of laughter!! Sharing this like a catnip muse ripping demon!!!!

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    1. Catnip mouse rippin' demon... I LOVE THAT!!! purrs

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  5. I can't wait to hear how that went over at the writing group!

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    1. From what I heard, THEY LOVED IT! Although truth be told, the peep said it was not as serious a piece as any of the others. Like a ruined nip mouse isn't serious. MOUSES!

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  6. Hehehe, I definitely think you were right, Seville, and your peep should have got you a new mouse to not share. I DON'T have a problem over my mice, sharing that is, as peep doesn't actually like to eat them...Mind you peep does like to join in the chase once they're on the loose. I likes to think I've added a little something to the quality of life around the Palace. Purrs Erin

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    1. Yup, I bet your live mice have added to the quality of life 'round the palace, for sure. MOUSES!

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  7. guyz....we think peepz haza storee;) N how kewl iz that ewe iz on de ray de oh thing ther !!! we N joyed listenin in and we due hope ya both getz a new nip mouz..... we had ta let go two once; hada sharkz on de fishin line..... !! ☺☺☺♥♥♥

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    1. I know! I'm thinkin' ALL the television and radio stations will wanna carry my after-school special, for sure. MOUSES!

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  8. Oh noes, not the mousie! But you're right.... people should just let the kitties do the writing.

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    1. Yup, 'cause kitties are better at writin' than peeps, for sure. PURRS.

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  9. I guess you each get half a mouse now :)

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    1. Hmmm... Half is better than none... I think that's the makin' of another after-school special, for sure. MOUSES!

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  10. You let a human write about a topic and you get something boring and nonsensical ... like politics or the weather. A cat? Edge of your seat prose about important topics like nipped up mice. I didn't see the mouse rip thing coming at all ;) ~Bear Cat

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    1. Nipped up mice. Not to be confused with knocked up mice, for sure. MOUSES!

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  11. MOL guys, dudes, not the mousie with nip too! But Seville mew're so right, us cats write best, end of, no argument! MOL

    Bestest purrs

    Basil & Co xox

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    1. I'm really surprised there aren't literary agents out there who only wanna represent cats. MOUSES!

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  12. OMC, that is so funny. Let it go, let it go, can't hold it back anymore.... OMC. Next time I come over and I freeze you up in time and space so you can rethink your actions.

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    1. Someday we're gonna have to do a little time travelin' together. purrs

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  13. A ruined nip mouse??? Did you give her/he a proper send off??

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    1. Although based on fact, this particular post was a work of fiction. You know, 'cause I helpin' the peep out with her homework. purrs

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  14. Bwa! Haa!! Haaa!!! Yous guys cracks mes up! Purrhaps wes should write a Cat Soap Opera - We culd call it the Stray Cats or the Cat Came back and that could bes the dramatic scene!!!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  15. Poor little nip mousie!
    Have a great weekend...

    Noodle and crew

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    1. You too! You have a fun week ahead planned? purrs

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  16. I can't stop laughing! Let it go indeed!!

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    1. I am told that one or two of the peeps in the writin' group laughed, too. Good thing Peep #1 has me to help her do her assignments, huh? purrs

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  17. Hmmm...I wonder if your peep will use this for her writing assignment. While riveting, maybe a bit too literal? Very entertaining, though! And so nice of you to help her out.

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    1. She did! Well, she sort of had to, on account of my refusin' to write her up anythin' else. purrs

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