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"I'm not sure I fully understand the traditions of this race," said general Zhlag, "but I don't think that's normal."

"You there!" called the commander. "Human. What are you doing?"

"I just want to talk for a minute," he shouted across the blasted field. "Don't shoot!"

"I've read about this," said the general. "Isn't a white flag more traditional?" he shouted to the messenger.

"We're in the middle of a war!" the messenger replied. "Not a lot of white flags handy."

"I suppose practical matters sometimes require one to deviate from tradition, but I've never heard of somebody calling a truce with a cat on a stick."

"Well, like I said. Not a lot of white flags around at the moment."

"It's not even a white cat!"

"Not a lot of white cats, either."

General Zhlag decided not to draw attention to what must already have been an embarrassing matter. "I take it you are speaking on behalf of the Earth people. What is it you wanted to say?" he asked.

"Just one thing," replied the messenger: "Sic him, Mittens!"

The cat launched itself from the pole like a fluffy cannonball, latching onto the general's face.

"Aargh!" yelled the general. "Retreat!!! Retreat!!!"

"I say," said the commander, sipping his space tea. "I don't pretend to be an expert, but I thought it was supposed to be dreadfully unsportsmanlike to use a white flag like that. It might even be a war crime."

"Well," shrugged the messenger, "it's lucky it was just a cat, then, isn't it?"
Inspired by a moment in Family Guy when Peter Griffin, during a brief standoff with the US Army, asks his dog Brian: "Can I tie you to a pole and use you as a white flag?"

Despite having posted a journal about the #WritersInk October Write Off, I got distracted and didn't get started until about fifteen minutes before the end. ^^; Whoops. This is the product of the only round I was there for--prompt words Deviate and Race--and somewhat inexplicably has made it into the Shortlist.

See the Shortlist here: [link]

Daily Literature Deviation: January 4th, 2013
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:icondoodelay:
Doodelay Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student Writer
:XD: so dignified
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:icondamonwakes:
DamonWakes Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013   Writer
:iconbritishplz: One must always maintain one's composure.
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:icondoodelay:
Doodelay Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student Writer
:XD: so dignified
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:iconxlntwtch:
xlntwtch Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013   Writer
:iconhummingbirdplz: Featured here [link]
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:icondamonwakes:
DamonWakes Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013   Writer
Thank you so much! :-)
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:iconxlntwtch:
xlntwtch Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013   Writer
Seen about a week to ten days, then replaced.
Lit gets moved around a lot in my journal.
Still, I'm glad it was there and look forward to more by you.
Oh--and you're welcome :D
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:iconlaeneris:
Laeneris Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Writer
The cat launched itself from the pole like a fluffy cannonball, latching onto the general's face. :rofl: My jaw muscles!
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:icondamonwakes:
DamonWakes Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013   Writer
:slow: Glad you like it.
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:iconlaeneris:
Laeneris Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Writer
:laughing:
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:iconhavetales-willtell:
HaveTales-WillTell Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Writer
There's only one possible response to this:

:iconshakecatplz::iconexclamationpointplz:

Congrats on a well-deserved DLD.
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