Ben Revisited

Ben Revisited

Friday Fictioneers is a weekly challenge to write a complete story in 100 words or less based on a photo prompt. Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting this challenge and Sandra Crook  for this week’s photo prompt.  

PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook

Ben flattened his body into the corner, desperate to blend into the wall. Before long, the invaders would claw their way into the room.

If only I had killed the first rat that invaded the garden shed, Ben thought. Winter was oddly cold this year and kind-hearted Ben knew the varmint wanted to stay warm. One nest would not matter.

Ben did not take into consideration biology. When the shed could no longer hold the hoard of rats, they looked for a new home.

And food.

Ben begged for madness as he noticed the whiskers chomping on the wooden door.




28 thoughts on “Ben Revisited

  1. That’s a lesson we all have to learn. I’ve made the same mistake myself by not dealing with an infestation in the early stages, one of which was a tiny wasp that managed to insert itself in my driving mirror. Before too long… yeah!

    1. I live in a rural area and we have rats that chew on all things automotive. Not sure how to get rid of them all. Just a part of life i guess.

    1. I sort of stole from it. There were comments saying that but i must have written them poorly because some people were confused about who “Ben” was in my story. Glad you liked it Rochelle.

  2. Well I didn’t read any comments to confuse me and I understood Ben to have unwittingly allowed these varmints to enter his sanctuary… a kind heart is not always a good thing to have!
    I keep shuddering now… blech…hate rats…

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