Mouse On A Mission

Finalist in the 'The Inside Story 2020' competition

It was a glorious, sunny morning. I had a feeling that the day was going to be phenomenal! I was getting ready when I glanced into my mirror and had the shock of my life! I couldn’t believe my eyes... I had turned into a tiny, grey mouse! I felt puzzled and was filled with wonder. What on earth had happened to me? I immediately started to panic but then I decided that I would make the best of it and be a ‘Mouse on a Mission’.

Firstly, I bravely scampered into my Dad’s shoe and quietly hid inside. As soon as he put his shoe on, I tickled him and bit him as hard as I could with my sharp teeth. He screamed and jumped high in the air. He nearly hit the ceiling! When Dad saw that it was just a harmless little mouse, he laughed so loudly that I am sure the neighbours heard. I knew I was being mischievous!

Next, I thought it would be an extremely clever idea to take my Mum’s favourite cookies from her secret hiding place and eat them all up. I cautiously took the packet without anyone seeing me and dragged it onto my bed. I gobbled the scrumptious cookies as quickly as I could while hiding under my blanket. My Mum was furious when she noticed her missing cookies but I didn’t care because it was worth every mouth-watering bite.

After this, I crept silently into my sister’s bedroom where she was fast asleep and squeaked as mightily as I could. She woke up terrified and ran out of her room as fast as her legs could carry her. I couldn’t stop chuckling! She was very cranky for the rest of the day. I was being cheeky, right?

Last of all, I made up my mind to end the day with one more adventure. I wanted to teach my grumpy, old neighbour a lesson for always shouting at me for making too much noise when I play cricket outside. I scurried into his backyard through a hole in his fence and nibbled his delicious vegetables. When he noticed what was happening, he chased me out of his garden with a rusty, dirty spade. However, he wasn’t fast enough for a genius mouse like me!

I went to bed that night thinking about my extraordinary day. Even though I had caused a pandemonium everywhere I went, I didn’t regret a minute of it! It was a day filled with excitement and marvellous memories!

The next morning when I woke up I was relieved to find that I was back to my normal self again. Was it just a dream or had I really turned into a mouse? I wasn’t sure but I found cookie crumbs all over my bed.


25 was established in 1997, and since then we have successfully completed numerous short story and poetry competitions and publications.
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