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.’



‘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.’



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.


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!