Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner

283B76F2-947F-427E-86DE-0ABC47F4C9C5“Who’s stupid idea was it to invite an elephant to our house for dinner?” mouse one asked.

“It’s really cold and snowy outside,” mouse two piped up. “I felt bad for the big guy and I thought he might like to come over, warm up around our fire, and enjoy a nice hot meal.”

“Are you daft?” mouse three asked. “How did you think that big galoot could possibly fit into our little house?”

“I think our home is quite roomy,” mouse two responded defensively.

“It is, if you’re a mouse,” mouse four said. “But not if you’re an elephant!”

“And even if, by some miracle, that elephant could fit into our house,” mouse five said, “what would we feed him? A few pieces of cheese? I’m sure he’d find the taste of a dozen plump mice much more to his liking.”

“Oh crap,” mouse one said. “That stupid elephant is trying to push his way into our house.”

“Yes,” said mouse three, “And now that big galoot is using his trunk to push our home right out of the tree. And with that, the house went crashing to the ground.

“Next time,” mouse one said to mouse two, “just remember that size matters.”

I’m late, I’m late for a very important date. That date, according to February’s Speculative Fiction Prompt from Diana, at Myths of the Mirror, was February 21st. But, as I always sometimes say, better late than never. And, after all, it’s still February, right? Photo credit: Marianne

22 thoughts on “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner

  1. Sadje February 28, 2019 / 3:57 am

    How nice and aptly fitting the picture prompt.

    Liked by 1 person

      • D. Wallace Peach February 28, 2019 / 8:29 am

        No sweat. It was too good not to share! I really only have the deadline for scheduling purposes, but if I can fit them all in, I will. 😀

        Liked by 1 person

  2. D. Wallace Peach February 28, 2019 / 5:44 am

    This is adorable. Your arguing mice got a couple laughs out of me. 🙂 Thanks for playing along. The new prompt comes out tomorrow!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Almost Iowa February 28, 2019 / 5:52 am

    Fabulous story! Loved the ending. Here is hoping that the mice were well insured.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango February 28, 2019 / 7:36 am

      Thanks. Yes, I hope they can rebuild their lovely little home.


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