The Great New Min Min Challenge.
In less than 250 words write a story inspired by:
“The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men Gang aft agley”.
Click here to hear the author read his words:
My love is like a big red nose
That shines bright as the moon…
Nay, laddie, thinks Rabbie, I need something more romantic, that’ll ne’er have Bonnie Mary swooning into my arms.
He stops to wipe the sweat from his brow, for turning the rich soil of Ayrshire’s undulating topography with a horse-drawn plough is heavy work, even for a strong young man.
And Rab’s mind has a tendency to wander, as a braw lad’s does.
He does have an eye for the lassies, it has to be admitted!
Rose, he ponders, roses are more seductive than noses…
The sound of tiny consternation before him brings him back to reality.
He is dismayed to see a family of mice fleeing from the destruction that his plough has wrought.
Seeing one of them hiding behind a daud of earth, he stoops and speaks.
Wee, sleekit, cow’rin, tim’rous beastie…
O, what a panic’s in thy breastie!
Nah, no chance, he decides quickly, I’ll never breach Jean’s armour with a load of blethering about field rodents.Then he pauses.
That’s better biscuits!
My luve is like a red red rose
That’s newly sprung in June;
O my Luve’s like the melodie
That’s sweetly play’d in tune;
Och, I’ll maybe just get her a box of chocolates!
Robert Burns (25th January 1759 – 21 July 1796)