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The Cat and Mice Game - a Children’s Flash Fiction Story

Timothy is a Christian who enjoys creating visual art and writing. He has a B.S. in Psychology.

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“Brother mouse be careful the cat is on the prowl.”

“But I don’t see the cat on the couch

I don’t see the cat in his favorite chair

I don’t see the cat at the top of the stairs

I don’t see the cat by his food bowl

I don’t see the cat watching our mouse hole

I don’t see the cat on the kitchen counter

I don’t see the cat behind the big planter.”

“All because you silly little mouse

I’m waiting behind you ready to pounce

“Run brother mouse, get up and run

Before we’re both done.”

The two little mice headed for their hole

Just ahead of them right in the wall

“Run brother mouse, the cat is close behind.”

Run faster, run faster, we don’t have much time.”

The mice ran fast weaving this way and that

One mouse looked back to find the old cat

The cat was not there, the cat was not anywhere

The mice finally made it to their hole in the wall

Where they let out a sigh, the biggest sigh of all

“That was too close Brother mouse, too close for me.

Now peek out the hole, peak out to see what you can see.”

Brother gazed out the mouse hole, where could the cat be ?

He didn’t see the cat in his favorite chair

He didn’t see the cat at the top of the stairs

He didn't see the cat by his food bowl

He didn’t see the cat watching his mouse hole

He didn’t see the cat on the kitchen counter

He didn’t see the cat behind the big planter

Then a noise came to his little mouse ears

A tinkling of a bell he could suddenly hear

The mouse laughed as the cat came into view

Around his neck hung a bell shny and new

The cat shook his head, one time then three

He shook his head trying to get the bell free

When it didn’t work the cat started ran and ran

He ran and jumped in his favorite chair

He ran up and down, up and down the stairs

He ran again and again by his food bowl

He ran back and forth by the little mouse hole

He ran into the kitchen across the counters

He ran behind and infront of the big planter

Still the bell did not budge, it didn’t come off

The cat finally stopped and laid down with a huff.

The two mice laughed as they hid in their hole

They knew the cat and mice game was now a go

© 2021 Timothy Whitt

Comments

Timothy Whitt (author) from New Jersey on May 28, 2021:

Thank you for your kind words.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on May 27, 2021:

A cute story, Tim.

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