Once Bitten Twice Shy

The fateful day is tuck in Helen’s mind as though it was still yesterday. She had come back home from her flower shop with heavy eyes laden with sleep. Clients had flocked her chop to preorder red roses with the coming valentine’s day.

Consequently, she went directly to bed after taking a hot shower that felt her feeling relieved. It was around midnight when she woke up to a loud sound that was coming from her living room. Shocked and fearful, she tiptoed down the spiral staircase to the kitchen hoping to catch whatever it is that was causing the commotion. Little did she know that all hell would break loose.


On putting on the switch, Helen saw a towering giant of man standing in the idle of her kitchen feasting on all the foods in the fridge. She was dumbfounded and scared out of her skin. Her hair was standing on its edges confirming the premonition of peril that she was sensing. Without thinking twice, she swung her heaviest rabbit punch at the man’s chin, which left him sprawling to the ground. Subsequently, she gave him a flying karate chop that landed him on the ground with a thud. Feeling heroic, she proceeded to the phone from where she called the boys in blue.


By now, the entire neighborhood had woken up due to the noises from her kitchen. It was shortly after this that the police arrived ready to take the man in. the burglar was apprehended and frog matched to the police station awaiting prosecution. The incident raised neighborhood awareness to a whole new level as new watchmen were employed to man the entire estate. Evidently, they had learnt that once bitten twice shy.

Published by Henrietta Watson

Hello my name is Henrietta Watson. I am a mother of a 29 year old daughter and a 22 year old son. I also have a 4 year old granddaughter and a 3 year old granddaughter.I am a Security Officer. I also write short stories, blogs and poems. I like cooking,grilling,fishing,skating,playing billiards,going out to eat and going to see movies.

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