When the Cat is Away

Before I start today’s story, a brief note of apology for having disappeared without notice. Thankfully, it was for the best reason possible, a wedding in my immediate family. I reached back late last night, filled with excitement, and billions of bacteria clogging my throat and chest, so here I am, writing a bit of antibiotics-led nonsensical nursery rhyme. Cheers!


Hickory Dickory Dock

The mouse ran up the clock

The clock struck One

It was time for some fun

It jumped upon the cuckoo

And rode till past Two

But before it was Three

It set the cuckoo free

Between Four and Five

The mouse started to twist and jive

It danced till it was Six

Time for its daily fix

Breakfast from Six to Seven

This indeed was heaven

But no longer could he wait

For Eight would be too late

So it jumped on to the bed

And Sleeping Beauty screamed loud enough to wake the dead


99 words.

Written as a part of Carrot Ranch Literary Community’s Flash Fiction Challenge.



About anuragbakhshi

At the age of 40, I decided to exit the corporate world, and enter the world of stories as a full-time writer. Wish me luck!
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4 Responses to When the Cat is Away

  1. Mukhamani says:

    Wonderful and I am sure you will get well soon.

  2. Charli Mills says:

    Ha, ha! What a fun mash of fairy tales meets nursery rhymes under the influence of biology. I hope you feel better soon. Good to see your humor intact.

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