Houses in Motion

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Image:  Out Borrowing by AsilverFOX17


My GentleApril19 entry.  Author Notes at bottom.


Underneath the dresser, the outlet plate slowly opened like a door.  Out of decades of habit, Bolt waited and listened, then peeked around the open edge of the plate and scanned the floor of the room, starting with the human-sized door to his right, past the bed with its head against the opposite wall, to the desk under the window to his left, then back to the door.

Bolt had had the house to himself for over a month, but he hadn’t outlived the rest of his family by being reckless.  Even stepping out onto the hardwood floor, he moved slowly and listened intently before returning the plate against the wall.  Years ago, he would have thrown the infinitesimal switch that his father had shown him how to install, making the outlet live again should any humans try to use it while he was out.

The O’Tooles had probably been about average as human hosts go.  Two kids, a dog at first, a cat when it was just Jeannette.  Old Man Gordon hadn’t been the handiest man, and he had rarely poked into any of the nooks and crannies where Bolt’s family made their home.

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GentleApril19 – The Results Are Here!

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Image: Even An Ox by Morgana


 

The results of the evaluations for GentleApril19 have been posted!  Thank you to everyone who read and submitted evaluations (particularly the feedback)!

Of course, mondo thanks as always to Aborigen for wrangling us all to the finish line.