Friday, April 29, 2011

The Little People

The vacuum cleaner emitted muted roars as she pushed it to and fro across the carpet, leaving tracks in the fabric. Every now and then it crackled, sucking up some previously invisible dirt. She shoved the cleaner as far under the bed as it could reach.


The engine squealed, and she flicked the off switch with a sigh and a muttered profanity. She lay the machine down and prodded at the obstruction.

A tiny armchair fell to the carpet. It was mangled and crushed, but clearly recognizable. She touched the vacuum cleaner's brush, and her fingers came away red...


The Words Crafter said...

oh no!!! was it alice? one of the borrowers? jerry the mouse?!!!

Scattercat said...

If it was Jerry, there'd be a lot more blood pretty much everywhere. That little dude is a sociopath.