This week, Julia’s 100 Word Challenge for Grown-Ups has the prompt “..is it me or are bells ringing?”
I thought immediately of Santa, but reckoned that may be too predictable..so here’s my take……
It was a glorious frost-crusted day. The sun’s rays cast spindly shadows on the ground as they wove through leafless branches.
Elijah rested at the edge of the garden, chuckling as his children scampered across the crisp ice-bejewelled grass.
Suddenly, Jacob, the oldest of Elijah’s three sons stopped in his tracks.
“Is it me, or are bells ringing?” Jacob whispered.
Startled, Elijah motioned for the children to stop play.
The children cowered, twitching nervously.
Together they ran swiftly to the garden wall, squeezing through the tiny gap.
Thankful for the cat’s collar bell, Elijah’s mouse family escaped again.