March 7: Flash Fiction Challenge

March 7, 2019, prompt: 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!

Oh I have just the story, but will have to squeak tweak it (a lot!) to comply with the 99 word challenge!

I heard scratching and told partner we had a mouse in the bedroom.
He flicked on the light, looked around, then switched it off.
The scratching resumed. Another nudge, he got up to look.
I saw a shadow and turning on the light saw a little mouse disappear behind the wardrobe.
Partner threw himself out of bed and whacked everything in close proximity.
With the bedding wrapped around me, I was in hysterics.
Not that I was afraid, but the ridiculousness of the situation as he’d been charging round the bedroom stark naked, in all his dangly glory.

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 an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. 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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18 Responses to March 7: Flash Fiction Challenge

  1. Great little story. I’ll have to tell you one day about the bat and my husband. 🙂

  2. I will try not to post too many rodent photos from now on.

    • Mice don’t bother me Gary. My Dad used to have white mice, one of which lived on the mantle piece with its food at one end and bed at the other. Fascinated me watching it.

  3. blindzanygirl says:

    Lol Di. Good write

  4. Charli Mills says:

    Ha, ha! What a riot in the bedroom!

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