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 and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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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. joyroses13 says:

    Haha! Fun story!

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

  6. Norah says:

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

  7. Charli Mills says:

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

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