Teddy Wayne is the author of the novels Kapitoil and The Love Song of Jonny Valentine.
BY TEDDY WAYNE
The best-laid schemes of mice and men go oft awry in the board game Mouse Trap, which, even if you play against a really smart mouse who should theoretically be expert, you’ll find both of you frequently plan your strategy out before it goes hopelessly off-course, and if the mouse loses he’ll probably get frustrated and knock the board and pieces off the table, and then you’re unsure how to respond, like should you placate him or make a joke or point out it’s just a game, but the thing is, to him it isn’t just a game, it’s his life, so you have to sit there silently and wait for him to calm down.
SUGGESTED READSTeddy Wayne’s Unpopular Proverbs: Precautions
by Teddy Wayne (9/1/2009)
How to Make Your Own Proverbs
by Russell Bradbury-Carlin (1/8/2004)
List: Rethinking Horse Proverbs
by Joseph O'Brien (5/3/2004)
RECENTLYRequired Reading Essay Questions Written By a First-Year Adjunct Who Does Not Have the Time or Wherewithal to Do the Required Reading
by Shay K. Azoulay (7/29/2015)
Best Joke Ever: Coyle and Sharpe: ’60s Pranksters Who Were a Bazillion Years Ahead of Their Time
by Mark Peters (7/29/2015)
List: Strain of Marijuana or Shade of Covergirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Glosstini?
by Chloe Kent (7/29/2015)
POPULARNobel Prize Winner Peter Higgs Regrets Fielding Your Physics-Based Dungeons and Dragons Questions
by Mark Rooke (7/8/2015)
The SCOTUS Marriage Decision, in Haiku
by Daniela Lapidous (6/26/2015)
Toddler Discipline Made Easy
by Julie Vick (7/14/2015)