Tiger - Susan Neville (Flash Fiction)

Susan Neville returns with another flash fiction piece of exactly 100 words, inspired by a recent day out at a safari park.


The rhythmically gentle "tick...tick" of the electric fence soothed me. His pungent smell and throaty purr filled my soul with bliss. Time and again I'd come here, a place where we could be close.


I looked down as he dozed, metres from me.


A glass wall allowing me to watch him- his whiskers twitching, his huge paws padding.

Suddenly he stirred, yawned, stretched and moved away.


The crowds were beginning to arrive.


In a mirrored movement I also changed position.


He turned and our faces reflected together in the glass. I smiled - and felt his breath on my neck.


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