The Ambitious Drifter

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Daily Prompt: Settling Right Down


After a long day at work or school, what are your favorite ways to wind down and decompress?

I’m not working at the moment, so I asked one of the locals.

Yeah man, it dont take long to wind right down. I’ve put in my two hours, prowling, sniffing…. harder than it looks. I have to check everything out, who’s been where, what’s in the bins. Plus there’s the big guy from up the road. I can never tell if he’s just howling me out or if it’s gonna come to claws.

So, then I settle down here. It fits like a glove, I can see the world, absorb a few rays… that’s working too you know. I have to have my Vitamin D. Cant really decompress totally of course. The Italian place across the way closes at 4, might pick up a stray piece of ham. Yep, serrano, tasty and chewy.

So, I hunker down and wait for better times.  They happen at 6 when the Old Lady lets me in. Always good though, a snack before dinner. I love that high class ham.




Street cat (not a stray) Figeac, France.

9 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Settling Right Down

  1. Great photo and piece. Made me chuckle. :-p


  2. Took me a minute to realize this was about a cat and not a homeless dude.


  3. 🙂 made me smile reading this


  4. haha you have some creative mind right there :))