Friday Fictioneers – Darn Dog!

Every week, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (thank you, Rochelle!) hosts a flash fiction challenge, to write a complete story, based on a photoprompt, with a beginning, middle and end, in 100 words or less. Post it on your blog, and include the Photoprompt and Inlinkz on your page. Link your story URL. Then the fun starts as you read other peoples’ stories and comment on them!

PHOTO PROMPT (C) DALE ROGERSON

Darn Dog

Greg hated the basement flat, hated its poky windows, hated that he couldn’t afford somewhere better to live with his beloved Louisa, hated the neighbours in the flat above, with their parties, their hearty greetings, and above all their dog, which left messes on the grass.

One evening, Louisa sighed, ‘That dog misbehaved again today, Greg.’

‘More mess?’

‘Worse than that. It pissed on the window by the woodpile.’

Greg paled.

‘Right. That animal’s history!’

‘Don’t hurt him,’ gasped Louisa.

Greg grabbed his shotgun and stormed out.

There was a shot and howling. Greg crept back.

‘Darn it! I missed.’

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36 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Darn Dog!

  1. Wooo,that was a vicious response. Mind you, in the UK farmers will shoot dogs that worry their livestock. Clearly, dogs owners need to accept their responsibility for their pets, including the mess on the grass. This was one of those everyday stories where we know exactly how Greg feels.

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    • Thank you for your kind and detailed comments, James. You’re right that farmers are permitted to shoot dogs that worry their livestock, although I don’t know any who have done so. Most dog owners are very responsible; a few aren’t, alas!

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    • Dear Rochelle
      I’m sure you’re right that Louisa was relieved. I hope, though, that it will be the end of the …discussion. Greg’s emotions are hot and tinder dry; a single spark could cause a conflagration, with unforeseeable consequences!
      Shalom
      Penny
      xx

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    • Thank you for your compassionate comment. I’m glad he missed, too. I think you’re right that Greg is at the end of his tether; his emotions are hot and tinder dry; a single spark could cause a conflagration, with unforeseeable consequences!

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