Nikita, and I both have written about Maximus, a kitten we tried to rescue from the street, when we lived in the Lincoln Park area of Pomona, Ca., in 2002, and early 2003..
We shared the good times, and the sad.
Maximus - The Origin Story, and the sad ending, called The Choice.
Anyway, in the year or so that followed there came a moment when creative inspiration occurred when thinking of ol' Maximus one day.
This is that beginning of a story idea...
In the year 2050 the Leaders of Mankind are secure in the belief that the Last Cat on Earth had been eradicated 20 years before.
After all, hadn't their nemesis, and his 3 younger, female, feline companions, died, cornered in a warehouse fire, in Pomona, Ca.?
The event had been broadcast worldwide on all TV venues, and the Internet, the building surrounded, and there was no escape.
The Last Cats on Earth were no more, and a plague that had ravaged the 2 favorite domestic Animal Companions of mankind, had finally ended, decided in the favor of the Dog as the species to be saved, in a decision that had more to do with economics than true love...at least among the politicians.
I, Maximus, the last of the Ancient Ones left, am recording my story for future generations of a new, immune, species of Feline, now in their Kittenhood, and growing in numbers by the week, and their loving human companions.
They will soon make their pressence known to the world at large, and the future of all on this planet will be changed forever.
It is a dark, and stormy night, as I sit here in the underground shelter of the home of the only human that I have ever truly loved.
I am Maximus, the last of the Ancient Ones to survive, and I want to share with you, dear reader, a tale of survival....