New Home Who Dis?

Many of us have the experience of moving into a new house, apartment, condo, or what have you and finding unexpected difficulties or bonuses about the new place. But what if your cat is the one who finds the bonus? And is it really a bonus? Can you tell me what’s going on here?

The cat finds a hole in the basement of your new house that leads to a secret room. catty writer prompt
Whither dost this tunnel lead?

You can check out my Twitter feed for a new catty writer prompt every Wednesday! https://twitter.com/jodywallace or check out the feed of them on the blog at https://www.jodywallace.com/category/catty-writer-prompts/


Jody Wallace’s 30+ titles in sf/f and contemporary romance feature diverse protagonists, action, adventure, and plenty of cats. Visit her at www.jodywallace.com and the cats at www.meankitty.com

Nobody Loves You, Baby

Or no cats, anyway.

Here’s your writer prompt for this week! It’s a contrast to last week’s prompt, so those stories might make a fun parallel.

Everytime you go to the cat cafe, the cats hiss at you and run away

So what is it about you that makes this happen? It surely isn’t as simple as “you smell like dog” because cats are more discerning than that…


Jody Wallace’s 30+ titles in sf/f and contemporary romance feature diverse protagonists, action, adventure, and plenty of cats. Visit her at www.jodywallace.com and the cats at www.meankitty.com

These Kittens Look Familiar

Sharing another catty writer prompt today, and I think you’ll agree these kittens look familiar. How do you suppose THIS happened?

A basket of kittens, these kittens look familiar
You open your shirt drawer. Inside it, a cat you don’t recognize has had kittens. The kittens look JUST like your tomcat.

One possibility. Your tomcat let his girlfriend in through the cat door. Another possibility. Your tomcat and his girlfriend are shapeshifters. Another possibility. Grey tabbies are really common and your tomcat had nothing to do with this. Another possibility. They aren’t actually cats but instead are sentient alien beings.

What’s your possibility?


The cover for blue guard by jody wallace on a fancy blended blue background

Jody Wallace’s 30+ titles in sf/f and contemporary romance feature diverse protagonists, action, adventure, and plenty of cats. Visit her at www.jodywallace.com and the cats at www.meankitty.com

Whose Diary Is That?

You probably shouldn’t pick the lock on secret books. Bad things can happen when you unearth a secret cat diary.

You find a locked book. When you unlock it, you realize it's a secret cat diary.

You shouldn’t be invading people’s privacy this way! But since you did…fill us in. What’s kitty been up to? How much danger are you in? Is kitty saving the world or destroying it? You can get a catty writer prompt every Wednesday at my Twitter page or my Facebook page or other places!


The cover for 1000 kisses, a paranormal romance in which a cat plays a significant role (though not as one of the people in the romance)

Jody Wallace’s 30+ titles in sf/f and contemporary romance feature diverse protagonists, action, adventure, and plenty of cats. Visit her at www.jodywallace.com and the cats at www.meankitty.com

But I Needed That Box!

What do you do when you have a really scary guard cat and your cat chases the delivery person? And what was in that box that was so important? Every Wednesday I try to post a catty writer prompt to get your creative juices churning, kind of like a whirlpool of feline. This particular cat is very proud of the way he chased off the mail person.

This story would probably be flash fiction, but I’d like to see your flash!

Your cat chases away the delivery person with a very important package

Here is a delightful old video from AFV about a cat who does NOT like the mail delivery — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kn3ymQB4iqQ


The cover for 1000 kisses, a paranormal romance in which a cat plays a significant role (though not as one of the people in the romance)

Jody Wallace’s 30+ titles in sf/f and contemporary romance feature diverse protagonists, action, adventure, and plenty of cats. Visit her at www.jodywallace.com and the cats at www.meankitty.com

DNA at Crime Scenes

Oh, dat boy. He left DNA at crime scenes. He’s been very very bad. Or has he? Only YOU can finish this story.

A catty writer prompt where your cat's DNA has been found at several crime scenes. DNA at crime scenes.
DNA? Yum!

If you want to see more catty prompts, here is the place I post them on TWitter!


three books by jody wallace

Jody Wallace’s 30+ titles in sf/f and contemporary romance feature diverse protagonists, action, adventure, and plenty of cats. Visit her at www.jodywallace.com and the cats at www.meankitty.com

Kitty Lothario

Got any spare time on your hands for writing an AMAZING story? How about this for a prompt. Do you think a kitty lothario might be guilty? How is Mr. Man making this happen? Does he have human help?

In the town where you live, everyone's cat has started giving birth to polydactyl kittens...even cats kept inside the house.

three books by jody wallace

Jody Wallace’s 30+ titles in sf/f and contemporary romance feature diverse protagonists, action, adventure, and plenty of cats. Visit her at www.jodywallace.com and the cats at www.meankitty.com

Always Have Helpers

Don’t ever try to be a writer on your own. You always need a helper. This is my advice to you. It doesn’t make ME your helper, not exactly, because you need your own personal helpers.

Here is one of mine. Multiple helpers are beneficial!

A white cat sleeping between a person and her laptop which has been shoved way down to her knees. He is one of the author's helpers.

This is Magnus. He helps me by making sure I don’t write too long and get all stiff and sore. He strives to be like Pumpkin from Catalyst.

While he has not quite earned a place on Meankitty.com, it’s not for lack of trying! He has a thing for toes and loves to fetch. Especially roaches. Especially at 3 am. That’s a long story.


three books by jody wallace

Jody Wallace’s 30+ titles in sf/f and contemporary romance feature diverse protagonists, action, adventure, and plenty of cats. Visit her at www.jodywallace.com and the cats at www.meankitty.com