When something too good to be true lands in your lap, go for it!
I’m using snippets from a story I wrote a few years ago
for today’s Unicorn Challenge hosted by Jenne Gray.
Here we go!

Justice was all alone in the world, first orphaned and now his mice siblings Eustace and Fergus were gone, too. He packed a few items he simply couldn’t live without and bid farewell to the barn, the only home he ever knew.

Along the way Justice came upon a young couple enjoying a picnic. Reaching into her basket, the woman produced a small piece of cheese and gingerly offered it to him. Tentative at first, Justice looked up into the woman’s twinkling blue eyes and was immediately besotted. He took the cheese in his tiny hands, placed it in his little hobo sack and ran off. 

Justice had been served.

Once he was far enough away he sat down and nibbled happily on the cheese, staring at the wispy clouds and reminiscing about his siblings, now gone.

Eustace, his sister, had been a little floozy just like their mom. She took up with one of the Hamster Boys from across the road; for Eustace size really did matter. They took off together and were never seen again.

Brother Fergus was the runt of the litter and a bit dimwitted. He was chasing crickets around the top of the farmer’s well when he lost his balance and fell in, departing this mortal existence with a small splash.

Justice was on his own, but he had no fear. He was excited. There was still much for him to explore, to experience in this vast world.

Today Justice had prevailed. 

NAR © 2023

© Ayr/Gray

29 thoughts on “ON THE ROAD”

  1. Love this, Nancy, a light-hearted and much more readable parable than The Pilgrim’s Progress with its rather more heavy-handed use of names.
    But blue eyes, not green?
    I’m a tad disappointed!

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    1. Delighted to know you enjoyed this, CE; profoundly less ponderous than Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress!
      Yes, blue eyes; we can’t all be blessed with green, you know! They are, after all, the rarest. Perhaps I had someone else on my mind at the time. Sighing here…..
      Chin up, dear boy!


  2. Good luck to your mouse on his journey because justice delayed is justice denied. But I do hope that this Justice is not blind and that he doesn’t team up with a couple of others and meet a farmer’s wife. 🙂

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  3. Love ‘Justice had been served.’ Made me laugh out loud.
    What a clever cheerful wee story, Nancy.
    I’m wondering about the woman with the twinkling eyes though…
    Hey, I wonder if she’s called Mercy? Y’know, when Justice met Mercy… 😏

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    1. Haha! You’re the second person to mention her. I’m sorry but I can’t reveal my secrets; I’m sure you understand. But I assure you there’s nothing untoward going on there 😂
      I’m glad you enjoyed the story; it was a fun write for your challenge. 🦄
      I’m happy to see my friend Misky has joined the party. Her work is quite special!

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      1. Well, what’s the point of secrets if you can’t keep them? A mystery it will remain!
        And yes, delighted to see Misky joining in with such a beautiful story and image.

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