The Weird Sisters’ Prophecy

First Witch:
When shall we three meet again
In thunder, lightning, or in rain?

Second Witch:
When the hurly-burly’s done,
When the battle’s lost and won.

Third Witch
That will be ere the set of sun.


Shakespeare, William. Macbeth, Act I, scene i, c. 1605.

Corpse-eating Cats

I am working on a story with a cat who is found feasting on a dead body. I’ve always been intrigued by stories of cat owners who are eaten by their pets. When I was a teenager, there was a story in my neighbourhood of an old woman who was found in her home weeks after she had died, and she had been mostly eaten by her four cats. Such pragmatic creatures.

Visit Body of dead cat lover ‘gnawed and eaten’ by her own pets as she lay undiscovered for weeks for a reported incident of a woman who was found with body parts completely eaten away by her cats.