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by Jacky
Rated: E · Fiction · Contest Entry · #2200589
Flash Fiction

Kip and Trudy waited under the stove, listening to the humans talk. Once they left, there were always crumbs. The two mice knew they were lucky to get this house. The humans were wonderfully careless, crumbs everywhere! The humans stood up, “She’ll be here at seven,” “This is going to be great!” Off they went.

The mice scampered out as the door closed, immediately finding lovely toast crumbs on the floor. In minutes, they were stuffed, resting under the stove before they gathered more for their stockpile.

Suddenly they heard the door open. Perhaps a forgotten item? Luckily, they were out of sight.

Marie stepped into the kitchen. She’d agreed to take on this house only because Mrs. Weeks seemed desperate. Now, looking at the kitchen she knew why. She got busy.

Hours later the person left, and the mice came back out. There was NOTHING LEFT! They searched everywhere, every crumb was gone! Every cabinet shut tight!

In panic, they hurried back to their nest. They only had enough storage to last a few days. They’d need to scout around for another home! Sadly, they went to sleep.

Susan and Ben came home to their beautifully clean house, delighted! Until, they found the note:

“I cleaned for you once, this house is too much. You two need to learn to clean up after yourselves! I will not be back!” signed by the house cleaner.

They read it in shock! And then burst out laughing! They decided to “try” to be better, but being themselves was more fun.

Kip and Trudy found their crumbs back the next morning! They decided to wait and start looking for a new home tomorrow.

Their great grandchildren grew up always knowing that “tomorrow” they may need to find a new home.

They never did.
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