amos the churchmouse: life in the wash-n-rinse cycle

Gary Mitchell

amos the churchmouse:

a view from under the pew

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

life in the wash-n-rinse cycle

boss you may think i
look a sight but it was
nothing compared to
the fright i took

my hair may look a bit
frizzled but my whole body
was grizzled once i emerged
from the church s washing
machine monster lurking in
the dark dank basement
down there

i tell you boss –
it s not safe for
man woman child
or animalkind
the church s basement is
where hell is boss
and the washing machine
monster is its evil lord

just the other day i
was taking a leisurely
stroll through the
church basement
looking for bargains in
sara spider s underground
discount store when
marcellus the mean nasty
ungodly black cat and a
couple of his cronies came
bounding down the
basement stairs looking for
lunch on the run – or at