Cockroaches, Mice and All That Crawls!

Posted: December 11, 2014 in The Daily Post
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In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Ready, Set, Done!.”

As it’s been a while since our last free-write… set a timer for ten minutes. Write without pause (and no edits!) until you’re out of time. Then, publish what you have (it’s your call whether or not to give the post a once-over).

I hate cockroaches with a passion. They are ugly and creepy. That moment when you’re asleep and in your dreams you hear some distant noise… Like the ruffling of papers… Not sure if ruffling is the right word.

I try to keep the house clean and free but the people next door…aargh! They’re the ones who attract them! With their dirt and disorderliness. And I have to block all the spaces with newspapers so I don’t lay my eyes on those brownish black-ish icky things. It’s worse when you come across those that have wings. The sheer HORROR!

Then there’s the Mice. We completely renovated the house after our last encounter with them – Mum and I.

We had moved in newly and my mum loves to stock up the store. We had all sorts of veggies and items in there. At one point, I noticed the potatoes looked like they’d been gnawed on. I ignored it, thinking that they were just getting bad. The chilli started decreasing and I became suspicious. We decided to clean the store one time and when we had all the items removed… Holy Moly! My eyeballs almost jumped out of their sockets. They had gathered the chilli and potatoes. The greedy little bastards! They didn’t even finish any! That night we layed a trap and around 1.00Am in the morning, I heard noises. The mouse was struggling. Next morning the thing got away. It was that big!!! We had to  raise the roof because the crawlers were coming in from next door.

And don’t get me started with spiders! They’re… Oops time’s up!

  1. Sam Rappaz says:

    Haha.. loved it!

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  2. granonine says:

    Yikes. I hate centipedes. Not fond of roaches, spiders, or mice but I REALLY hate centipedes. Shudder.

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  3. livingonchi says:

    Cockroaches and mice are not my favorite creatures, although I’ve had tons of experience with both. Centipedes are no fun either!

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  4. Karthik says:

    Loved the post! Did you decide what you’d write about before you started? I found it very difficult to pass the ten minutes!

    Even though I’m not particularly a fan of those animals you mentioned, I have to say, I’m not so extreme! 😀


  5. Wintertime the mice want to come in and get warm and eat for free. LOL! I miss my cat!!

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