#30 Meowing in the Wind (300 words)

Inspired by: Blowin in the Wind

After living in Beacon for a month, Ein didn’t feel at home. He’d made a couple of friends, which he enjoyed, but one moved away indefinitely, and the other a doctor who worked 80 hours a week. 

Ein realized he needed a mission. He set a goal for himself to walk up and down every road of every neighborhood in Beacon. Today he found himself in Fall’s Landing. The area led the movement to clean up the bay in the eighties.

After nearly a month in the city, he still found the bay, breathtaking. An exceptionally gorgeous body of water. The sea breeze felt refreshing on a warm June day. Despite the beauty that surrounded him, Ein felt down.

He couldn’t tell what, but something was clearly missing. Reggie spent decades working to repair irreparable lung damage. Sadie is nearly a doctor. How many roads will Ein have to walk down until he knows what he wants to do?

Rested and inspired, Ein turned around to continue walking through town. He felt a gust of wind traveling up the bay and heard a little squeak carried on the breeze. He tried to locate the source.


The air was still and silent. Ein listened carefully, and he heard another squeaky, which he recognized now as a meow. 

“Hello? Cat, where are you?” 

Ein crawled around and poked his head between some crates where he found a disheveled kitten. It meowed weakly at him and didn’t try to hide. It looked much too young to survive on their own.

“Hey, buddy. Do you need a place to stay?”

The cat squeaked.

Ein picked up the cat, and it purred so loud it sounded like a lawnmower. Ein held the cat in its arms, and it slept as they walked home.

Published by einquin

Writing personal exploration flash fiction as well as building the foundations for a comic book universe.

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