THE CAT CAME BACK
By Matthew Cash
Be nice to the cat.
Darren Johnson is having a rough time of things. And things go from bad to worse when he takes in a stray cat. And no matter what he does, the cat keeps coming back.
When I was a little girl, my older sister would sing to me a lot. By today’s standards, many of the songs would be deemed inappropriate for a 12 year old to sing to a 5 year old but we were less paranoid about such things back then. One of my favorite songs was called The Cat Came Back. My sister sang it with all drama and inflection and I loved it. As I got older, I pondered the form it would take as a horror story. And here it is. Matthew Cash has dared to write it in a modern setting, giving the appropriate nod to the old song.
It has excellent suspense and tension.
It has good characters.
It has all the gore that the old song hints at.
It even has a humorous undertone.
My fiancé maintains that cats are evil (in humor, he is allergic). I argue that it is only that they can be driven to evil. Cash has written a story that supports both points of view.
Be nice to the cat.
Because the cat may just come back.
Print length: 74 pages
Publication Date: July 29, 2016
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About the Author: Matthew Cash
Matthew Cash, or Matty-Bob Cash as he is known to most,was born and raised in in Suffolk; which is the setting for his full length novel Pinprick. He has always written stories since he first learnt to write and most, although not all, tend to slip into the many layered murky depths of the Horror genre. His influences ranged from when he first started reading to Present day are, to name but a small select few; Roald Dahl, James Herbert, Clive Barker, Stephen King, Stephen Laws, and more recently he enjoys and has what he refers to as a ‘major book-on’ for Adam Nevill, F.R Tallis, Michael Bray, William Meikle and Iain Rob Wright (who featured Matty-Bob in his famous A-Z of Horror title M is For Matty-Bob, plus Matthew wrote his own version of events which was included as a bonus).
He is a father of two and a husband of one, he’d happily have more but he doesn’t think his wife would be too happy.