Cats are the unsung heroes of space opera. Just look at Alien's Jones and Star Trek: The Next Generation's Spot. Cats get a perspective of spaceship life that's distinct from humans—one that's focused more on finding all the warmest spots onboard.

This painting is titled simply "Ship's Cat" and was painted by Keith Spangle, via science & fiction. As always, we ask you to come up a story based on this image and post it in the comments.


Unfortunately, this week, I don't have a story prepared to accompany this image. I was hoping to have a guest writer in today, but it looks like we'll have to hold off on the guest until next week. I'll try to pop in and play with everyone else in the comments later today.

Happy writing!