Independence Day

Photo by: Kecia Sparlin

Sammy was a young mouse, clever in some ways, naive in others. He liked to read the books he found in human debris, and he loved to cook. Sammy cooked extraordinarily well.

George the snake was getting old and tired. When he stumbled across Sammy the Naive but Talented, he quickly hatched a plan. “You make my food, Sammy,” he warned. “Or you’ll be my food!”

Sammy was terrified, and he believed he could never escape the menacing snake. So Sammy got cooking. He made Beetle Pie, Lizard Kiev, and Slug Pate. Sammy enjoyed the cooking. Still, he longed for his independence.

One day he found a huge box of curious tubes. They tasted peppery, but attempts to grill them over a fire proved disastrous. After a little reading, he realized what they were.

Sammy smiled.

“George!” called Sammy, carrying along a Roach Cupcake. “Time to celebrate!”

“It is?” George swallowed the cupcake, sparkling tubes and all. “What are we celebrating?”

As the fireworks began exploding within the snake, Sammy said, “My Independence Day!”
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Happy Fourth of July!

Written for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2017/07/03/fffaw-challenge-week-of-july-4-2017-2/

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About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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27 Responses to Independence Day

  1. A fantastic take on the photo prompt! I really enjoyed reading this; thank you for sharing! It’s so great that you managed to word independence day in there, too. Really well done! 🙂

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  2. Well done! 😉

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  3. Joy Pixley says:

    This reminded me of Ratatouille, although that rat never got stuck cooking for a snake. I’m not sure why the fireworks would explode once they’re inside the snake, but hey, in a world where snakes and mice talk and cook (and eat delicacies like Slug Pate), maybe fireworks are different too. 😉

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  4. Hahahaha! Cute story! Sammy is one smart mouse to pull over such a firecracker of a trick! LOL!

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  5. L.E.R.T says:

    Great job. The mouse and the snake alluding to a lot of things – people, countries.. what not? Well written. Cheers, Varad

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  6. James says:

    Yes, if Ratatouille were a mouse. Nice take on the prompt and weaving Fourth of July fireworks into the tale. Seems snakes will eat anything.

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  7. Moon says:

    Lovely story !
    Happy 4th of July! 🙂

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  8. Iain Kelly says:

    Happy July 4th, that ugh not for George the snake! 🙂

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  9. Lyn says:

    Well that party was a real blast. Clever Sammy! Happy 4th to you and your family, Eric 🙂

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  10. luckyjc007 says:

    Enjoyed the chuckling this story caused…:) The menu is quite interesting too! Such a clever little mouse….a free one now.

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  11. Oh, you are clever! Excellent! I loved this tale.
    The Lesson
    Annie at ~McGuffy’s Reader~

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  12. mandibelle16 says:

    Haha very humorous as ususl. A great fable type story. Good for Sammy the mouse, I could picture the snake exploding and lighting up the sky 🙂

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