Huang Kaishan’s haunting story “The Death Of The Motherless Kitten” first appeared in issue thirty-eight of Neon, all the way back in 2014. In that year, it was one of our Pushcart Prize nominations, and it remains free online for anyone to read. In it, a hapless narrator tells and retells a story about seeing a lost kitten by the side of the road. As the narrative fractures into a spray of different possible endings and meanings, it becomes clear that he’s hiding something dark and terrible.
Of course, “The Death Of The Motherless Kitten” is still available online as part of issue thirty-eight. I’ve also made it available as a single, which you can download, print, share or transfer to an eReader. Here it is in PDF, EPUB and MOBI formats. You can also download it from the issue homepage, or search for it on Smashwords or Amazon.
This digital pamphlet is entirely free. If you enjoy the story, please don’t hesitate to share it as widely as possible. More of the most popular short stories from Neon will be appearing as singles in the future – follow us on Facebook, Twitter or via the mailing list to be kept up to date.