Sunday, October 14, 2012

Magpie Tales 139...It's A Jungle Out There

Midnight Snack, 1984, by Curtis Wilson Cost

Crouched in darkness
He sees them through glass
Hears the murmur of voices
Scents the food

 They eat
He waits

 Silent in the tall grass
Watching small shadows
skirt the house
Brave in their ignorance

 Patient fox
Tasty mice
Magpie Tales 139.  This picture--a house aglow in a dark night--made me think of the creatures that roam outside while we have the comfort of light, and imagine ourselves safe behind walls.


  1. I really like the way you worded this: "Scents the food"

    This is especially creepy if the "fox" intends to kill the "mice" after they go to bed.

  2. Ooooh! Great twist. Like this one quite a lot.

  3. ohh...wonderful!!

  4. Quite remarkable take on the prompt...

  5. There is a little fox that prances around Willow Manor like he owns the place...