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Prompt One
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:25am

Sorry if this is a bit too short!

Tiger didn’t have a very good track record when it came to birthdays. Last year, for instance, he’d only got two presents, and the year before that he’d just lost the competition to Holly.

He’d hoped this one might be a little better, but it seemed to be worse. At least this year he had got presents, even if there weren’t that many and one of them (Holly’s, of course) had literally blown up in his face.

The problem was that what was meant to be a party had soon turned into just another evening of darts. Tiger’s father had given him some money, but he had promptly lost it all by losing a round to Andy.

He’d decided to escape before he was bankrupted, and had slipped out unnoticed during a particularly dramatic match between Holly and Timothy. Cautiously, he opened the door to the throne room a crack.

There was no-one there, as he had expected, except a huge white tiger who lifted her head as he came in and shut the door softly behind him.

“It’s alright, Minty,” he said quietly. “Only me.”

He walked slowly over to the tiger, who now appeared to be asleep, and sat down on the red rug beside her.

“Just you and me,” he said sadly. “Just you and me.”

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