Well, I’ve missed about six months’ worth of write-ins but here I am, back in force. Or, at least, in furs? 😀
Stroke (313 words)
The discovery was made late last night during a police raid on a local house. The building had lain empty since the closure of a laundrette six months ago, and it is believed that the ‘coven’ as they have called themselves moved in there recently and were using the space during the night for unknown rituals. We were able to speak to one of the group’s initiates, who claims to have been only once, several weeks earlier.
-No I’m not surprised they’ve been arrested, it was only a matter of time. A friend took me along one night, I’ve never done this sort of thing before. The whole time, you knew it wasn’t right, but it felt right. It was moreish, you always felt like you needed more.
It’s believed that the gang used the building because of its proximity to the local RSPCA rescue centre. The RSPCA and the Police are both refusing to comment on whether the gang had someone on the inside at the centre, though we were able to speak to the gang member who revealed the group’s meeting place. Janine works as a cat and kitten fosterer for the RSPCA in the local area. Janine, tell us how you got involved in this, and what made you blow the whistle.
-It didn’t start out like this, it wasn’t meant to hurt anyone. I’ve worked with cats a long time, I know how good it makes you feel to settle down with a cat on your knee and give it a stroke. Really, we just wanted to help people, make them feel better. But some of them took it too far.
Other members of the group, you mean?
-They lost track of what we were about, started holding meetings all the time, wanted more cats. The centre was getting suspicious.
Thank you, Janine. And now, back to the studio.
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