A Brief Winter’s Tale


“My whiskers!” said Reggie McMouse. “What a catastrophe that nearly was!”

And then, after cleverly outwitting the dangerous intruder, Reggie returned to his favorite chair. He was particularly pleased with his posh new rug.

~The End~


About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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24 Responses to A Brief Winter’s Tale

  1. robstroud says:

    Tom and Jerry never ended this way!

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  2. murisopsis says:

    So nice to see that the mouse wins one!!

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  3. Had to laugh even though I enjoy cats (and once a mouse bit me–well, I’d just caught him in the granary and was climbing down a ladder to go show family–haven’t tried to catch once since)

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  4. Love it, Mitch! It reminds me of the “Church mice” series of books (by Graham Oakley) that I used to read to my kids. I’d always laugh harder than the kids. If you’ve never read the Church Mice books, check them out. Wonderful, dry English humor.

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    • mitchteemley says:

      Sounds right up my alley, Annie!

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    • The Church Mice books were my kids’ favorites when they were little. Unfortunately, most of the titles are out of print, and used copies are selling for a king’s ransom. I’ve been trying to collect a set for my grandson, and when I find a used copy in non-disastrous condition selling for less than about forty bucks, I pounce on it. Some are not available for less than a hundred dollars in any condition. I wish some publisher would bring them back.

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  5. Oh, Reggie, Reggie, Reggie . . .

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  6. Hi Mitch! Thanks for the amusing picture prompt. Is it worth the 60 words of my short story?

    Once upon a time… while the mouse perused the evening newspaper, his mind flashed back to that bygone, cat catching safari; to the surprise, welcome home party thrown by his rathskeller drinking / hunting buddies. While the catskin rug wowed ‘em, he chuckled as he wisecracked, “If you think that’s big, ya should’ve seen the one that got away!” The End

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  7. Gail Perry says:

    Who says you can’t write a story in 100 words or less!😊❤

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  8. revruss1220 says:

    Reggie really packs a punch, doesn’t he!

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  9. Flash Fiction at its best. Pity the cat was not as quick 🙂

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  10. KT Workman says:

    I’m a cat lover, but your tale was nevertheless funny. 😊

    Liked by 1 person

  11. pastorpete51 says:

    I love it Mitch, but I am afraid you may lose a few cat lovers on this one! Got to show my wife!! (Not a cat woman!)

    Liked by 1 person

  12. bersinink says:

    Aww… I love cats as well, and am a proud cat mom. But your story was really cute!

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