Saturday, August 17, 2013

Battle of wits

‘It’s a battle of wits.’  Charlie set the trap down.

‘It’s a man trying to murder a mouse.’

‘A mouse who’s a crafty bugger.’

                        *

‘Well?’

‘It’s empty.  Give it time.  That’s only the first night.’


                        *

‘The cheese didn’t work?’

‘Not yet.’

‘That’s five days now.’

‘Don’t worry, we’re luring him into a false sense of security.’


                        *

Thwack!

Charlie looked up.  ‘Did you hear that?  We got the bugger.’


                        *

‘Does the trap make them vanish?’

‘Little sod managed to steal it.’

‘He has you outwitted, Charlie.  He’ll die a natural death before you catch him.’

‘He’s on borrowed time.’

‘Yes, yours.’





A drabble is a story of exactly 100 words.

2 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Rob - Oh, this is great! I just love the mental picture of going up against a critter who by all rights ought to be easy prey.

Marina Sofia said...

We had a family of mice like that in our flat in South London - they lived at the neighbours (who never cooked, so never went into the kitchen) and came up to steal food from us. Very clever little animals! But I like the stubborn character - sounds just like someone I know!