Some people are afraid of mice. Or mice give them the heebie-jeebies. Or something. I
suspect many find them appealing, cute and charming. Mice have certainly been appealing characters in many children’s books. Remember Ben and Me, by Robert Lawson? There is Elizabeth Spires’ mouse’s eye view of Emily Dickinson, The Mouse of Amherst. Beverly Cleary’s classic The Mouse and the Motorcycle is still read. There’s also Kate DiCamillo’s The Tale of Despereaux; Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh, by Robert C. O’Brien; Tucker Mouse in George Selden’s Cricket in Times Square… mice obviously have literary appeal. One of my all time favorite books is Abel’s Island. Its author, William Steig often used mice as characters in his books and drawings. I know there are many more. Where can we find your favorite mouse characters?
I only think of this because of Charli’s prompt this week, March 7, 2019: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a mouse. It can be real, imagined, electronic or whiskered. Go where the prompt leads! Go to Carrot Ranch to write or read. Come back here on Friday April 5th for the How D’Ya Do Buckaroo interview.
It had to be done. I won’t have them on my countertops.
In the hardware section she reached for the wooden Victors. Can’t improve on those. Very effective, though she didn’t like setting them, flinched if they snapped, worried about her fingers. At least it’s just my fingers…
She moved on to the toy section. There, little doll dishes, perfect. She took her purchase home to do what had to be done.
She cleaned her counters. The doll dishes, filled with tasty morsels, she set on the floor. We can share the food. But please stay off the counters.