A Something-and-Something Game

Henry stopped in his tracks. His pulse quickened. The sound of his own breath rang in his ears like a raging storm. Just around the corner, two protruding feet told him that his dreaded adversary had caught up to him at last. So this was it. The game was on, that most deadly game, a game of… kind of like Tag mixed with Hide and Go Seek except there’s no counting and not so much running around and you’re not supposed to just hide in one place the whole time because you’re trying to get some place without being seen and there’s a name for what that is but I can’t remember it right now.

We’re going to have to sit here until he thinks of it, aren’t we?

It’s a… thing where the… big thing chases the… small… thing, Sharon H.

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14 thoughts on “A Something-and-Something Game

  1. allein 🐾 March 19, 2018 / 11:18 am

    Dog and pony? No, that’s not it.

    Tom and Jerry? Not quite.

    Hmm…it’ll come to me.

  2. Faye March 19, 2018 / 11:23 am

    Tortoise and the Hare!

  3. Gigi The cat lady March 19, 2018 / 11:55 am

    Duck, duck, rat?
    Puss in the corner?

    No? I’ll keep thinking.

  4. dubravkamcvmd March 19, 2018 / 12:09 pm

    This is such a wonderful picture I want an oil painting of it.

  5. birdlady26 March 19, 2018 / 12:10 pm

    Red rover, red rover?
    Red light, green light?
    Ring around the rosy?

    • Blue Footed Booby March 19, 2018 / 2:38 pm

      Crusader Kings 2

  6. Brouhaha March 19, 2018 / 12:40 pm


  7. AJ March 19, 2018 / 12:54 pm

    I mean it’s sooooo obvious, it’s just staring one in the face. It’s that infamous game of Rodent and Feline!!

    • birdlady26 March 19, 2018 / 1:53 pm

      Nah! I think Mike meant “The Wave”.

  8. Birdcage March 19, 2018 / 1:35 pm

    That ain’t no mouse. It’s a space station.

  9. Smartypants March 19, 2018 / 3:10 pm

    Truth or Dare?

    If you’re the rat, it’s Risk!

    • AJ March 19, 2018 / 4:39 pm

      Or it could be the game of Life!

  10. Benvolio March 19, 2018 / 7:42 pm

    Platypus and Aardvark!

    Did I get it right?

  11. Duckie 🐥 March 19, 2018 / 10:55 pm

    Oddly enough, it looks like the cat is hiding, and the rat is searching. If kitty was hunting, he’d be crouched down, not stuffed into a corner.
    Which changes the name of the game…

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