Short Story: THE WAYS OF CATS, by Garon Whited

Performed by Geoff Mays

Get to know the writer:

What is your story about?

The secret life of cats and how they view humans.

What genres would you say this story is in?

Horror, probably.

How would you describe this story in two words?

Intelligent cats.

What movie have you seen the most in your life?

“The Day the Earth Stood Still”

What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most
times in your life?)

The opening theme to “Doctor Who.”

Do you have an all-time favorite novel?

“The Moon is a Harsh Mistress,” by Robert Heinlein

What motivated you to write this story?

An angry cat.

If you could have dinner with one person (dead or alive), who would
that be?

Dead people, by and large, are not fit company at the dinner table. Undead,

I would prefer to have had dinner with Christopher Lee when he was alive.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Role-playing games, because they allow for a high degree of creativity and

What influenced you to enter your story to get performed?

Someone sent me a link.

Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

First, don’t do it.
Second, if you ignore the first bit, go back to class and study how your
language is put together–then don’t become a writer.
Third, having ignored the advice to not do it twice, and studied how you
language is put together, write whatever you want. Pick something and chase
it down, follow it to the end, wring it out until the rag is dry. DO NOT go
chasing rabbits; pick a story and stick with it. That’s the secret.


Producer: Matthew Toffolo –

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

Camera Op: Mary Cox

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