Dave Duncan

"Eat Well, Stay Fit, Die Anyway"

Jared is a Mouse-killer

So I’m in my room last night (editing articles for a certain online arts magazine), when Jared calls up from the kitchen wondering if I want to see a dead mouse.  Yawn.  In my 28 (very nearly 29) years I’ve seen A LOT of dead mice, so I was tempted to pass.  Jared was adamant (which is strange for Jared), so I trudged down the stairs.  As I neared the kitchen, I asked if the mouse was still in the mousetrap under the sink.

“No.  It didn’t die in the mousetraip” he responded.
“So it ate some of the poison seed we put out, then?”
“I cornered him in the sink and jabbed him with a wooden spoon.”

When I turned the corner into the kitchen, sure enough, there was a pretty large (probably a momma) dead woodmouse in our sink.  Kudos to Jared for following his hunter instincts to rid our home of vermin.

So long as we’re on the topic of ‘awesome’, Issue Two of SilentTalkie went live this morning.  Check it out!

Still the one!

5 Comments so far

  1. Ethan February 21st, 2007 11:26 am

    CRAP! and I missed the opportunity to see the kill. Props to Jared. It’d better still be there.

  2. Dave February 21st, 2007 11:32 am

    I thought about getting photos and posting them here, but there were visible oozings from open wounds, and I figured much of my readership wouldn’t dig that. I promise I’ll get some shots next time.

  3. Jared February 21st, 2007 12:02 pm

    “Bludgeoned to death” would probably be more accurate. The mouse couldn’t get out of the sink and the wooden spoon was the closest thing within reach. In retrospect, I probably should’ve grabbed a knife. It probably would’ve been easier.

  4. Marty February 21st, 2007 3:21 pm

    i think your story is killer jared. you should write about it in silent talkie vol.2 issue 3.

  5. Dan May 13th, 2008 1:01 pm

    *No mice were harmed during the writing of this article*

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