Table top box

Photo curtsy of A B

Photo curtsy of Ted Strutz

You see the table top, if only we could travel safely to the edge. Then abseil down to the floor, we might travel across the red carpet and return to our home. Drat the theatre manager. Who does he think he is, trapping us, then caging us. All because we hopped over his red carpet, as the was dignitaries arrived to shake hands with the stars of the show. I know we don’t pay to watch, but we are so small and can only squeak when the humans applaud. How where we to know that silly Alice of Wonderland would squeal so loud.

Digression: Sorry I am having difficulty commenting on posted flash stories, ‘passwords and all that’. Hopefully I will soon knock WordPress back into shape!…

A fine day at Mevagissey

A fine day at Mevagissey

This Post Has 15 Comments

  1. rochellewisoff

    Dear Michael,

    You have me wondering who these wee ones jumping for a handshake might be.



    1. Michael Humphris

      Wee mice 🙂 Rochelle.

  2. msjadeli

    The squeakers always take the heat. Good story.

  3. gahlearner

    That’s a mean manager. He should be glad to have this crowd of magical people around. Very imaginative story, Michael.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Mean indeed, thank you

  4. Abhijit Ray

    Nice story. Everyone wants to watch the show for free. Be it humans or ants.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Yes even ants, thank you Abhijit

  5. granonine

    Well, the squealing mice could very well have dampened the enthusiasm of all the dressed-up women who are terrified of the wee creatures 🙂

    1. Michael Humphris

      Some love them, some don’t. I watched one five floors up sitting on a computer key board !!

  6. jillyfunnell

    Poor Alice was just too enthusiastic with her squeaks – mice getting star struck. Lovely. I hope they escape soon.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Very true Jilly,

  7. patriciaruthsusan

    A good story from the viewpoint of the theater mice, Michael. I think you meant “dignitaries” came to shake hands. 🙂 — Suzanne

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Suzanne, as usual it seems my spelling ability flew out the window.

  8. tedstrutz

    This was fun, Michael.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you so much Ted

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