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Photo Copyright: Marie Gail Stratford

Here we are once more. This week we’re sitting in a virtual living room near a virtual desk with a computer. We’re the Friday Fictioneers. Our hostess this afternoon is the gracious and talented author and artist, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The challenge for each of us is to write a story with no more than 100 words. It’s supposed to have a beginning, middle, end, and follow the picture prompt provided for the week. This week’s prompt was provided by Marie Gail Stratford. Thanks, Marie Gail.

To read the other stories from group members, just click on the link given below, then on the little blue frog in the blue box. The link for the other stories this week is as follows:


Genre: Humor Fiction

Word Count: 98 Words


Gerard thought a lot. A couple of hours a day he was busy, but the rest of the time was his.

He wasn’t a plain old cheese-eating mouse, but a computer mouse.

Not for one minute did he let on he had thoughts. He’d been pondering striking out on his own, being independent. Why should he be satisfied with being pushed around. After all, he was internet savvy, educated. He knew his owner could do little without him.

He lived well though, as he even had his own pad; he was well-connected. Maybe he’d stay put after all.




Written Act of Kindness Award



61 thoughts on “A MOUSE’S THOUGHTS

  1. I’m smiling, Suzanne πŸ™‚ I will never look at my computer mouse quite the same way again, now I know that it’s alive! It’s not as jazzy as the one in the picture — just sleek black. Although, like the jazzy mouse, it’s not kept on a leash (wire-free) so it can free-range around the yard (Victorian, leather-topped desk).


    • Thanks, Sarah. I’m so happy you enjoyed the story, and that I was able to bring out the personality of the mouse. The one in that picture is fancy, isn’t it. I’d never seen one that looked like that before. I’m glad your mouse gets to range free. It’s good exercise for him and will keep him healthy, πŸ˜€ — Suzanne

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  2. Count me in as another fan of the word play and the clever idea! I just count myself lucky that my computer mouse hasn’t decided to take off on its own. I’d be in real trouble!


  3. maybe it’s time for him to change career. 8 years ago i attended a microsoft seminar where we were told that the mouse would soon be history. i didn’t believe it then. now i do. touch screens are making the mouse obsolete.


  4. ha ha Suzanne. You brought that little contraption we push around each day to Life..I was thinking you were talking about an office drone for a second there . Well done story!


  5. This is brilliant and fun. My computer has a name, but maybe now I should name the mouse, too. Apple’s magic mouse combines track pad gestures and mouse. That’s the next generation.


  6. Thanks, Gah. I’m so happy you enjoyed the storyl. I’ve used a regular mouse. The laptop I have now has that built-in mouse at the bottom. They’re always coming up with new advancements. Maybe I should name my computer. As we spend so much time in each other’s company, I really should. πŸ˜€ — Suzanne


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