August 24: Flash Fiction Challenge

August 17, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write about an escape artist. It can even be you, the writer, escaping into a different realm or space in imagination. It can be any genre, including BOTS (based on a true story) or fantasy. You can focus on the escape, the twist or the person who is the escape artist.
It was perfect, having no means of escape. The little blighter was history.
He heard the trap go off, confident to leave it until morning.
Next day he looked inside and discovered the trap was empty.
Bait was gone, trap sprung, but no little furry faced rodent greeted him from behind the wire. This went on for over a week.
In despair, he stayed up to watch how this houdini could outsmart him so often.
As he dozed, he heard the trap snap, then footsteps as his wife came downstairs and released the ‘poor thing’ into the back yard.




About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and have a terrible sweet tooth. Best friends are Hubby, our dog Maggie, Bro in NZ, MSM and MOH (and his dog). I am also a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we were once again house hunting until September. We now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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10 Responses to August 24: Flash Fiction Challenge

  1. Reena Saxena says:

    I thought as much. Lucky rat….

  2. susanzutautas says:

    LOL That was great, thanks for the laugh.

  3. Michael says:

    Good one Di, usurped from within…

  4. The “poor thing” will gnaw and nibble its way. I am petrified of rats.

  5. Norah says:

    Funny. Talk about cross purposes. They’re better off in the back yard.

  6. Charli Mills says:

    Ha, ha! Houdini had help! Funny story, and a touching one, too. Aw, she let him go!

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