6th Grade MS Ink Fiction Winner

The Adventures of an Indoor Cat by Tyler Conklin

Chapter 1 The Great Escape!

It is 2:00 pm in the Sam house. They have a black cat named Shadow. Shadow is bored, so he decides he’ll escape. “But how?” Shadow asks. Shadow looks around. “Hmm,” says Shadow. Shadow gets out of his cat house and goes out into the hallway quietly, without making a sound.

Shadow makes it into the next room and looks around. He sees an open window but Shadow can’t jump that high up to the shelf. So, Shadow decides once again to move on up the stairs. Nothing. Next floor. Shadow decides once more to look around.

After hours of trying to find something like a ladder, Shadow finds one. Shadow slides the ladder carefully down to the second floor. He puts it by the shelf and goes up the ladder to the top of the shelf. Then he jumps out of the window.

Chapter 2 The Adventure Begins!

Shadow goes off on an adventure to the outside world. He decides to first run to a barn. Shadow goes inside the barn, but little does Shadow know that the barn animals don’t like black cats. He steps inside the barn and all the barn animals wake up. They start chasing Shadow. He runs and runs to the exit.

Shadow’s stomach rumbles so he decides to go to a store that sells tuna. Tuna is Shadow’s favorite midnight snack. When he arrives at the store he sees that a door is left open, so Shadow decides to go inside. Shadow finds a can of tuna and puts it on his back. Then Shadow the cat is chased out by the owner. Shadow safely makes it out with the tuna. He opens the tuna with his sharp paws and then eats the tuna.

Then Shadow looks at the clock and says to himself, “It’s almost time for the Sam family to wake up. I better get back home before the family wakes up.” So Shadow runs past the store, past the barn, then to the Sam’s house. Shadow jumps in the open window and goes to his cat house.

The Sam family wakes up to find that Shadow is sleeping. The Sam family says, “I wonder if Shadow the cat will ever go on an adventure?” Shadow wakes up to hear all about it. Shadow says to himself, “You’ll never know!” The Sam family all say, “No, Shadow the cat is an indoor cat.”