Lassie Laphound

lassie-laphoundThis is day three of The Dog Days of Summer, a Blogdramedy writing challenge. If you came here looking for quality content you are decidedly barking up the wrong tree. -Ed.

Lassie Laphound
by
Tom B. Taker

The face in the mirror was hers and yet… it wasn’t. Occasionally, in lucid moments, even she boggled at what she’d become. Fortunately for her those moments were increasingly rare.

She was suffering from the unintended consequences of too much life. Too much work done, her former beauty now permanently marred by narcissistic overindulgence. Too much partying. Too much alcohol. Too much mainlining catnip.

84 minutes in a kennel. A $2,500 collar.

Too much life.

A once promising future reduced to this.

It was time. Her fans were waiting.

She stepped out and the cheers and jeers of the gathered throng nipped at her bones.

“Lassie! Go home!” they yelled.

Blogdramedy’s The Dog Days of Summer writing challenge commands victims participants to author ten stories, ten days in a row, consisting of exactly 110 words each. All stores are themed based on dogs that she has pre-selected. For more information about the challenge and to view the work of other participants, please click the link. But only if you want stories that have real teeth.

5 responses

  1. Oh. Coming at it from the opposite end. Nice! It’s always ass first with you. *snort*

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  2. Ugh. The perils of Hollywood. I hope Lindsay Lohan plays Lassie in the Lifetime TV movie version of your story.

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  3. That industry really chews ’em up and spits ’em out, eh?
    And my mom owns three dog paintings by George Rodrique. Those things are worth an obscene amount of money if you can believe it.

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  4. I got a very weird Paris Hilton/Sunset Blvd mashup feeling there that wasn’t entirely pleasant.

    “I’m ready for my close-up, Mr. Abyss…”

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  5. Lassie go home. First time and likely last Lassie will hear that.

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