A man gets a surprise
Adapted from The Westerly News by Nila Gopaul
Illustrations by Nola Johnston
Ted Benson, 37, lives in Ucluelet*, B.C.
It is January 2015.
Ted is getting ready for bed.
It is late. It is quiet.
Earlier, Ted made a fire in his wood stove.
He opened the door. He let some smoke out.
Later, Ted goes to close the door.
Suddenly, he sees Mushka, his cat.
She is running into the house.
Next, he hears claws.
They are clicking on the floor.