This title means EXACTLY what it says. Today, let it be known to all God-fearing mice out there, that I will not allow you to go unnoticed. Already I have discharged one of your own, in a cruel, unimaginable way. You are not welcomed, in fact, you are defeated! And I am VICTORIOUS! Never again shall you hide in my room, annoying me with your skit-scattering feet, messing with my things with your disgusting, gnawing teeth. Although you thought you were subtle, thought you could elude me by only letting me hear you a few times, before slipping into silence. I noticed.
You were a nuisance, a bother, but I had better things to do than worry about you. So I set my trap, or rather, you set it. Your greed was your own undoing! I had set my box with its bit of cheez-its on the highest shelf in my closet, thinking it would be safe for the night, since I hadn’t heard you in quite some time. But in the morning, guess what I found? A hole in my box, that’s what! It was then that I knew it was war.
So I set my clever plan, and let the box wait for you to come back to it again. And although you did foil me once, mostly because I was not ready, (and I did NOT scream, it was an involuntary reaction of my vocal cords. It was!) it didn’t stop you from falling for it a second time. Ha! And that was your demise!
This time I was ready. I had a plastic tub to seal off the top when I heard you scratching from within, instead of a hastily grabbed roll of duck tape. Then I trapped you and took you outside, you had no idea what was in store! I found the cats, I poured some food to get them all together, then I shook you out. You jumped on one of the cats, and you were both stunned for a moment. You tried to escape, but she was on you and there was nowhere left to run!
She played with you. Letting you hop forward a few times, getting the taste of freedom in your stealing little mouth. But only to snatch you back, along with your hope. She batted you, and I laughed while I watched, until she got bored and with a crunch crunch you were gone.
This deserves a poem:
The Lone Mouse
You were here,
Now you’re not.
YOU LOSE! MUHAHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Whew. Well now that that’s out of my system, I can move on with life. (I live in a very old farm-house, and these things happen.)
Anyway, more towards the subject of writing, which is what this blog is mostly about, I’ll give you a little update. I’ve at least gotten somewhere with my writing this week. Finished a chapter, revised another, started writing a neat short story I will have done later this week, and mostly wrote at least a little everyday. So, pretty good. But to do better my new goal is at least 2,000 words by next week.
Well, back into the wonderful world of words. Allon-sy!