Madame Sophelia was watching mice. That’s what she did on Movie Nights. She watched mice crawling out of the shed and coming to tease her.

Her mind played tricks with the mice. She imagined them flying or on bicycles. Sometimes they’d even laugh at her!

Madame Sophelia took a break from watching them and had some tuna.

Mary would be coming home soon. So Madame Sophelia practiced pouncing at the mice.

They scattered into the darkness!

Soon she heard the key in the door. She pretended to be asleep.

“What about getting Netflix?” Mary asked Francis.

‘Damn’, Madame Sophelia thought. ‘Then I won’t be able to play.’

Mary watched as Madame Sophelia stretched. She held in a snort.

Francis looked at her strangely….

ArianaRose

I’m hoping to become a writer, playwright & novelist. I'm also considering becoming a Historian or librarian at this stage in life. I'm looking for opportunities in performance writing and publishing short stories in literary magazines. I study English and Creative Writing at university.