a view from under the pew: willifred s rocket launchings

By Gary Mitchell: Religion columnist

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens.


willifred s rocket launchings

one day last month the lord
told willifred the white rat —
you remember willifred boss he
was a mad scientist s
experimental mouse before his
conversion —to launch three
match-rockets and to call
them experience 1
2 and 3 and even though he
didn t understand it all he
started doing it anyway

first of all willifred collected
three brillo soap pads for
launch pads and painted them
red white and blue like he
thought nasa would do but
he used more white than red
and blue partly because it
was the lord s work and
his work ought to be
characterized by purity but
mainly because the white
was on special at sara spider s
underground discount house

by the time willifred had erected
his three match-rockets on
the brillo launch pads the
mouse media had the story and
was on the scene