The Walls Have Eyes [drabble] – #12MoW

Jason froze mid swig. “What was that?”

“What was what?” Guy countered.

“That noise. Like a scratching noise. Coming from the walls, I think.”

Guy leant forward to rest his ear against the wall beneath the decrepit staircase. In hindsight, the condemned old slaughterhouse probably wasn’t the nicest place to spend the night gettin’ wasted, but it was one of the few places their parents would not think to look for them.

…scratch scratch scratch…

Yeah, there was something in there all right.

“Probably rats,” he said. Apprehension blossomed on Jason’s face. “Don’t worry. They’re just vermin. We’ll be fine.”

It’s week two of March’s 12 Months of Writing! The topic for March is ‘Animals‘, and last week I went with the pig. I decided to continue the zodiac theme for this drabble, and since it’s currently the year of the rat, here we have a whole slaughterhouse full of them.

In case you were curious, Jason and Guy were not fine.

But that’s a story for another time!

If you’ve written an animal-themed drabble, do the link thing or ping back here.

Photo Credit.


3 Comments on “The Walls Have Eyes [drabble] – #12MoW

  1. Pingback: [Flash Fiction] For A Good Cause – Jade M.Wong

  2. Ahh, I love that you’re continuing the zodiac theme! I admit, my first thought at the photo of the rat behind bars was that the poor creature was getting tested in a medical lab (my brain keeps veering back to everything related to COVID-19). I’m not sure if I’m relieved or terrified that it’s a slaughterhouse setting instead. Regardless, it’s a well-written drabble!

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