Rat Attack

Rat Attack in Borlänge, Sweden

We’re having a rat attack here after Borlänge stopped dumping at one of the landfills. Hungry rats are on the move. Our neighbors say they’re probably Norwegian. The city is paying a company $6,800 to distribute rat traps over a mile square area every two months.

. . . . .

I could take care of this problem in a week. But will they let me go out?

                                    “No Bucks, it’s too dangerous.”

                                    “You might get lost.”

                                    “It’s too cold.”

                                    “You might get catnapped.”

              Humans! You can’t live with ’em and you can’t live without ’em.


The Jaws of Death


About Bruce Louis Dodson

Bruce Louis Dodson is an American expat now living in Borlänge, Sweden with his wife, cat and dog. He is an artist and world traveler who writes fiction and poetry and practices photography in his less than copious free time. His work has appeared in: Barely South Review - Boundaries Issue, Blue Collar Review, Pulsar Poetry (UK), Foliate Oak, Breadline Press West Coast Anthology . The E-buffet, Qarrtsiluni, Struggle Magazine, Pearl Literary Magazine, Contemporary Literature Review: India, 3rd Wednesday, Sleeping Cat Books - Trip of a Lifetime Anthology, Northern Liberties Review, Authors Abroad - Foreign & and Far Away Anthology, The Path, Page & Spine, The Crucible, Sleeping Cat Books -Trips of a Lifetime, Vine Leaves, Pirene's Fountain,Tic Toc Anthology - Kind of a Hurricane Press, Cordite Poetry Review, Buffalo Almanac and mgv2.
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8 Responses to Rat Attack

  1. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words says:

    I hope you had a Thanksgiving, even though you are in another country…
    ( no comment about the rats…)
    Take Care…You Matter…

    • bldodson says:

      Thanks Lady.
      They seem to have kind of a semi Thanksgiving here. Lots of turkey sales.
      We’ve already sold them Halloween, maybe Thanksgiving is next.
      Christmas is huge here, looking forward to it.

  2. Wow, Bucks looks as though he could make a meal of any stray rat! clever delightful piece, Bruce… keep em coming !!!

  3. catnipoflife says:

    Hi, Bruce! Foxie has been on a mouse rampage! We live near fields so it is not unusual to have the little field mice around. The problem is I really don’t want them IN the house. Foxie thinks they are her playmates. She doesn’t kill them, just tosses them around and chases them like they are her friends or something! She brought in two babies last week no bigger than my thumb! FOXIE! NO! Leave the mice OUTSIDE PLEASE! 🙂

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