This is a continuation of a disturbing series of events.  You can go to the beginning of the series here: An Uncivil War

Over the next five or six months I ventured out of my buried cave-home on rare and random occasions, going far enough to hide my tracks to my home, but not too far.  I needed some sunlight, but I mostly needed answers.

I became better at staying mostly unnoticed.  It was for my own safety.  I learned by overhearing conversations or simply being told things. I rarely asked questions or initiated conversation.

On my first venture out after the pee incident, I learned why I saw no cats.  It was because everybody hated and feared cats — except the Neutrals.  And the cats hated all humans — except the Neutrals.  Apparently cats could tell who was a Neutral or not.


People would try to kill cats on first site, but the cats were too good at hiding.  They were everywhere yet unseen.  I overheard a frightened family say that cats were now smarter than lots of humans, and should be feared as much as Neutrals.  Why were cats suddenly hated and feared?

The biggest unanswered question still remained unanswered, “Who are these Neutrals?”

It struck me, am I a Neutral because I have a cat? My head was so confused.



Index to Chapters in order:

  1. An Uncivil War
  2. An Uncivil War: Letting Wounds Heal
  3. An Uncivil War: Trust No One
  4. An Uncivil War:  The Peculiar Situation With Cats
  5. An Uncivil War: How It Started
  6. An Uncivil War: Answers About Cats
  7. An Uncivil War: The Bombing Begins
  8. An Uncivil War: Coast To Coast
  9. An Uncivil War: In Leadership We Don’t Trust
  10. An Uncivil War: Peace At Last?