A fellow writer, Russell Conover, updates a dedicated Friday Flash Fiction blog and my story was in response to one he wrote. Both of us share a love of cats, and over the years we have created lots of stories about a fictional feline known as Alice’s cat.
Life on Pluto
If they send a cat to Pluto, its life expectancy increases by 20 years.
So, your average cat should live about 12 years. A Pluto-tripped cat has the potential to miaow for three times as long.
Unfortunately, the same doesn’t apply to humans. Their life expectancy decreases by 10 years.
Alice was yet to travel to Pluto. Though if she did, she could time her demise to fit in with that of her cat. A world without her precious pet didn’t bear thinking about.
She checked Rocket Flights 2Go. March’s special offers included half-price interplanetary travel.
She signed up.
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