“And, and, and…?” Alien asked excitedly when Mouse started up the computer this morning.
“Do I have a new story?”
“What do you mean? Are you telling me nobody has written in?” Alien’s face dropped.
“I knew it will be a disaster” Devil interrupted. “We should have gone with my idea!”
“Give it time! It can take a little while to come up with a new story” Mouse replied calmly.
“Where I come from….” Alien started.
“Shssh.” Mouse put her hand over his mouth to quieten him. “you are not allowed to say anything until next week. You don’t want to influence anybody in their writing.”
“At least tell the readers they can find the rules for the competition in yesterday’s post!” Alien begged.
“C’mon, our readers are not thick!” Mouse replied and left it at this. “A bit of patience wouldn’t go amiss.”