Teddy Wayne is the author of the novels Kapitoil, The Love Song of Jonny Valentine, and Loner.
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.
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