“Look at this!” he enthused, and I was ushered towards the low-slung workbench, which had pieces of paper strewn upon it filled with scribbles and other scraps which seemed pushed carelessly over to one side. “What do you think?”
I turned my gaze away from the contraption which took centre-stage to glance up at my friend, my face a mask of diplomacy to hide my concern for his state of mind.
“It’s a trap,” he remarked as if to dispel my confusion and I turned back to gaze upon the device he had made. “To catch those confounded little people…”
100 Word Story Challenge
A Mad Invention – © 2019 Paul J. Fleming