Thanks to Sadje for hosting the What do you See challenge every week.
Image credit- Pixabay- S Hermann and F Richter
(For the visually challenged reader, the image shows a tiny mouse sitting in a wicker basket. There are a couple of grocery lists and some dry pantry items in the background)
The scream echoed through the entire house to such an extent that anyone would think someone was being murdered.
The resulting thump as she hit the deck was quite graceful.
The scurry of tiny feet rushed to her prone body and watched as her chest rose and fell rhythmically. Phew. She wasn’t dead.
‘Is the coast clear?’ the wife hissed.
‘Yep. Come on out.’
The family of mice emerged from the basket in the pantry where they had been stuffing themselves silly on biscuits and breakfast cereals whilst the homeowner had been out getting supplies.
They left a trail of crumbs and other droppings in their wake as they made their way back to their nest, the youngest pulling a till receipt behind him.
‘I needed a blanket,’ he said.