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Alley Cats

Alley Cats

Tracy heard cats mewling out her apartment window. The radiator was broken, so Tracy had bundled under a thick comforter to keep from freezing at 1AM, when the cold stung strongest. Wrapped to the neck in the blanket, Tracy squirmed to get back in the right position. Going to work was no longer an early-morning commitment. Tracy had unwittingly made sure of that.

She heard the mewling again. It sounded like one cat at first, but then Tracy clearly heard a few tiny meows. A mother and her litter, Tracy imagined. When Tracy thought about being in the cold, and how warm it was inside, the blanket felt much, much heavier. Keep Reading