Friday Drabble: Home

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There it was again.

She was perfectly still in bed and could hear the scratching – the rapid beats of thousands of tiny fingers across endless keyboards.

It’d started last week. She’d hear it in the small silences, but convince herself it was nothing. Her imagination. The brushing of branches. Perhaps a small leak.

It was not.

The tapping, chattering rhythms became louder. Became agitated. Angry.

She’d wished them away, and she’d put down the snapping traps and the tacky paper and the bitter poison.

And still they skittered. Still they ran within her walls and into her nightmares.

To her.


17 thoughts on “Friday Drabble: Home

  1. Hahahaha. That would kill The Duchess. One time, she leapt straight on top the dining room table, when I brought in a baby mouse I’d found in a field (I was about 5?).

  2. Terrific, Steve: last night while in the bathroom, I heard some odd scratching and banging in the walls. I thought at first, it must be the rat again. But then I thought, what if it’s isn’t? And now I’ve read your drabble….

  3. as soon as I started to read this, I said, “Hey! This is Cori!” how sweet that you turned her mouse misery into a little drabble. ;)

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