I didn't guess those cats wouldn't chase the mouse, but (after it was caught and released) I knew those same cats would be bitching about the mouse being GONE. I guess that is interesting...figuring out the outcome.
That all said, when I write, I know the outcome but I never know how we will get there. I guess that is like real life, isn't it? I can't figure out what all will happen on the journey, but the outcome is going to be a house with a pool next time (and a place for the herb garden and fish pond). Meanwhile, the mice need to stay hidden from the cats and stay out of my house and away from me.
Did I say the mouse was released? Come on. I'm a horror writer; did you think I released it? Really? Mice coming into my house are just itty bitty snacks....a cat(t) is always ready to pounce.
*evil almost-Halloween chuckle***