Friday, March 8, 2019

A Mouse in the House

"Oh God! We have a mouse in the house!" I shrieked as I announced to my family. My son sitting on the couch was quick to pull his legs and cross them over. "Where! Where!" he inquired in an equally high-pitched scream. 

"It's in the bedroom!"

I was now waiting restlessly for my husband to take some action. Instead, he continued to work on his laptop unperturbed of what I just announced! 

I repeated it this time in a higher decibel.

He looked up with a sense of calm, "Relax! It's the door. It needs oiling at the hinges!" 


In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a mouse. It can be real, imagined, electronic or whiskered. Go where the prompt leads!


Sunday Reflections or Stumbling Towards Happiness by Bill Holland said...

Here it's a rat in the house...the cat is always bringing them inside to chew on. lol

sottoo said...


CharliMills said...

Ha! I'd be on the couch, legs drawn up, too! Great how each person has a different course of reaction.