What do you see # 39 – 20 July 2020

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.

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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21 Responses to What do you see # 39 – 20 July 2020

  1. Sadje says:

    This is so good. I like the receipt as a blanket. Cute story Di.
    Thanks for joining in the challenge

  2. willowdot21 says:

    Love this , I think that’s that’s just what real mice do 😁what 🐁🐀🐀🐀🐁🐁🐁🐁🐀🐀🐀🐀

  3. Such a cute story 😊

  4. Carol anne says:

    that was so cute! I had to giggle! Nicely done!

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  7. Chris Hall says:

    Oh, this is so funny, Di! The blanket receipt is a lovely touch 🙂

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