Fun Fact: A small rodent mostly found in Europe. 100 years ago they were often found as pets in the country side, made famous through the Mad Hatter's tea party in Alice in Wonderland. These days the species is in decline as more of its habitat is destroyed. There are actually houses made for them people can buy, like bird houses, to help the animal survive.
Writing PromptHenry stepped over the fallen log. Leaves crunched at his feet. He stopped making sure no one was in pursuit. He was being paranoid. There is no way anyone knew what he'd done. The bag felt heavy in his hand. He shouldn't have taken it. No, it was too late to think that way. He would go forward bravely. A sound behind him caused him to let out a scream and throw the cloth bag into the air. Composing himself, he scrambled on the ground to retrieve the bag. A small dormouse squeaked at him from a short distance away. No one else was present. With a chuckle he thought to himself, I will be brave, starting now.
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Dude just lost all his man-points.ReplyDelete
There's a song with the line 'what the dormouse said,' but I can't remember the name.
Yep all gone. lol.Delete
Isn't the song White Rabbit????ReplyDelete
Great story, Brandon. I bet that guy has a few more stumbles in his quest for bravery, though. Don't we all...
I would assume he is not yet in the clear.Delete
"White Rabbit" is the song for sure. I love the picture for this morning! Nothing scarier than an angry mob of dormice.ReplyDelete
I must agree with you.Delete
And now that you mentioned the houses for dormice, I realized that perhaps that is what P.L. Travers makes in the movie Saving Mr. Banks . . .
I still want to see that movie.Delete
Heeheehee Henry, now is a good time to start being brave...after screaming because of a small dormouse. LOL.ReplyDelete
Love the drawing...and the leader dormouse with the fork, priceless!
My favorite is the one on his head.Delete
I loved your writing prompt. He probably felt pretty embarrassed but then again, I would have done the exact same thing!ReplyDelete
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I might do that myself. I would hope I wouldn't scream but who knows.Delete
Great illustration, and I didn't know people often kept dormice as pets.ReplyDelete
Thank you. Yeah me either.Delete
Now I'm in the mood to read Redwall again. :)ReplyDelete
I know right. Awesome series.Delete
Cool prompt. I am not a fan of mice, in general. But I don't wish them to extinction. Of course, if one showed up in my house, with the ferocious kitty that lives here, that would be an inevitability.ReplyDelete
Yes cats and mice, they are who they are.Delete
The mouse and the fork ... just made my day! :)ReplyDelete
lol, glad you liked it.Delete
Hahahahaha! That cartoon is epic. I like mice. Let's just get that out in the clear. The problem comes with my runny nose, and itchy eyes, and tightening lungs... Oh allergies, how I despise thee.ReplyDelete
Allergies are a bane of some people's existence. Glad you liked the drawing.Delete
Be a man! Dormouse, you can do it.ReplyDelete
Sorry to hear they are in decline. What's in the bag?ReplyDelete
That is a good question lol.Delete
Your drawings are so hilarious, and I especially love this one! I think the name "doormouse" is sweet.ReplyDelete
I agree that name is awesome. Glad you are enjoying the blog.Delete
I didn't know about the dormouse as a pet. Love your drawing and the writing prompt! My mind went to all sorts of things in that bag... :)ReplyDelete
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Glad I could get the imagination going.Delete
What a sweet little creature. I can seem them and charming pets..ReplyDelete
Pursued by a pack of mice who likely have set a trap for what they know is in the bag...cheese! Yep, I say it's cheese. Fun prompt and very telling illustration. Good job.ReplyDelete
Sue at CollectInTexas Gal
Cheese is a good guess.Delete
Brandon Ax: Writer's Storm
Excellent drawing, as usual. I scream at the sight of any rodent, or a palmetto bug.ReplyDelete
Thank you. I do not think you ar alone in this reaction. lolDelete
Are we killing off dormice too? Man, we humans are a piece of work, aren't we? Love your post, and the drawings--wow!ReplyDelete
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Thank you and yes we are something.Delete
There's a joke in here somewhere about be a man or a mouse, but I'm too ridden with the flu to come up with it. Great post and illustrations!ReplyDelete
Hope you feel better.Delete
Ahhh, the poor mousies! Hopefully enough people will buy enough houses for them to make a comeback. The housing market's improving, so it's possible! :))ReplyDelete
lol, yes this is true.Delete
I would have screamed, too! No shame in it, no matter how many man-points Alex takes. :)ReplyDelete
Heather M. Gardner
The Waiting is the Hardest Part
Blogging from A to Z April Challenge Co-Host
lol. Hey manly screaming is a thing...right...right?Delete
The drawings are great! Whenever I see a doormouse I always think about Alice in Wonderland because the Mad Hatter had one inside a teapot.ReplyDelete
Yep that seems to be many folks reminder of the little creatures.Delete
I love the "bag felt heavy in his hand" line--shows us both a physical AND emotional reaction to your character's situation and feelings. Loved the whole thing--that line just stood out for me. Very nicely done, B!ReplyDelete
Thank you. Glad it was thought provoking.Delete
Nice bit of flash. And the cartoons are awesome as ever. Thanks for dropping by my blog. Sorry couldn't get back earlier.ReplyDelete
Sania @ Fragile Words
Thank you. I am trying to get to everyone as well.Delete
Thank you, glad you liked it.Delete
love your drawings and flashes! great way to go thru the challenge - and you're very talented!ReplyDelete
happy e day!
Thanks. It is fun doing them.Delete
Are those mice carrying pitchforks? Totally evil!ReplyDelete
lol, maybe, maybe they found some regular forks.Delete
That picture is awesome, love it. I love cute things that are a little violent :)ReplyDelete
There is a strange appeal isn't there?Delete
My God, that drawing is hilarious. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the story and drawing. HAHA!ReplyDelete
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