Friday, November 1, 2013

autumn intruders

My response to trifecta's 33 word challenge. Trifecta's link is


In The Scorpio Races, author Maggie Stiefvater writes, "It is the first day of November and so, today, someone will die."  Give us the next thirty-three words of this story, as you imagine it.  Take it wherever you like, but make it original and make it 33 words exactly.  
Maggie Stiefvater facebook link is

"It is the first day of November and so, today, someone will die." Maggie Stiefvater.

Brown haired intruder stalks my house.

Sensitive brown eyes desiring crumbs to eat.

Setting the death trap, I lay in wait.

I'll be fooled no more.

Snap, Mouse lives to fight another day.

Mice invade my home every fall. This fall I have encountered a particularly elusive one.


  1. I had mice in a house several years back. They came in twos. Snap, snap. I never had the nerve to look under the sink and made hubby do the disposing. Cute post, not so cute problem.

  2. Those sensitive brown eyes can be so deceiving-masking the wily nature of those little beasts! How do they avoid the trap, I'd like to know? I do know for a fact as well, they are good at it:) Fun 33 words, Ann!

  3. Ew. mice in the house- that's awful. Hope you are able to catch your crafty one!

  4. Neat write - No mice yet, but anticipating...Hopefully the neighborhood cats who congregate to feed at our cat dish (and occasionally decide to stay on permanently) will keep the mice away.

  5. Yet another reason that I have cats. The mice are usually smarter than me!

  6. My cat is far more efficient than any trap haha

  7. Clever, and icky, take on the prompt. :)

  8. Such a cute take-I was totally misled;-)Loved this Ann!

  9. Hahaha
    My mother once returned my brother's gerbil to its cage in the middle of the night.
    Guess how many rodents were in the cage the next morning?
    Loved it, Ann!

  10. I'm pulling for him. Hope he continues to evade those traps.


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