Wish: A Very Short Story in One Photo

Monday October 10 — Autumn Invitations: A 21-Day Daily Writing Journey

E. Katherine Kottaras


Back at work today — long day, therefore a very short story in one photo.

I had the window open while doing my morning practice. My cat started huffing loudly. Outside the window was another cat. They stared at each other for about five minutes.

My kid thinks she was trying to tell this cat to get off her territory.

I think she wishes she had a friend.

What do you think?

I am participating in a 21-Day Daily Writing Journey. You can learn more and join in at anytime here:

Here are the last week’s invitations (Week 3):

Day 1: Thursday, October 6: Change

Day 2: Friday, October 7: Memory

Day 3: Saturday, October 8: Pause

Day 4: Sunday, October 9: Carry

Day 5: Monday, October 10: Wish

Day 6: Tuesday, October 11: Release

Day 7: Wednesday, October 12: Honor

You can, of course, jump in at any time! Please tag me in your posts if you do!

About me:

Contemplative teacher & writer.

  • M.A. English // M.S. Kinesiology, Integrative Wellness
  • Critically-acclaimed writer, published by St. Martin’s Press, Penguin/Viking, PillowFort TV, and more
  • Professor of English and Creative Writing, over 15 years; pre-K, middle school, high school, and college teacher, over 22 years
  • ACE-Certified Wellness Coach and Yoga Teacher (RYT-200), speciality in intellectual and creative wellness
  • The L.A. Music Center’s Bravo Award Teacher of the Year

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E. Katherine Kottaras

M.A. English// M.S. Kinesiology, Integrative Wellness. Contemplative teacher & writer. 🏳️‍🌈☮️🌴🍕 Chronic pain yields chronic hope.