Fluff Enough

dog-fateThis is day four 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.

Fluff Enough
by
Tom B. Taker

“C’mon, dawg. Keep cool.” He offered his paw but a reciprocal gesture was not forthcoming.

“You’re obviously very upset they got past you.”

The reaction was fierce and immediate. “You think? You’re damn right I am! Guarding that trapdoor was my only job and I couldn’t even do that right. I’m a failure.”

The seventh floor of the castle was forbidden yet here they were on its remarkably thin ledge. He tried to concentrate on his opponent rather than looking down, which made him dizzy.

“You jump we jump, remember?”

“Shut up! Both of you!”

“Fluffy bad!” Then they were in the air. Together they fell.

Splat! Crack! Crack! Crack!

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.

9 responses

  1. When I think about it now, maybe I should have said we could write three times the words for this one. I had a similar shut up moment in mine today. But no bodies.

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    1. Body. Only the heads were tertiary. πŸ™‚

      I can’t wait to see how we twixxed.

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  2. I loved the three Crack(s)! Nice detail. πŸ™‚

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    1. I was giggling when I wrote that. Thanks! πŸ™‚

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  3. Three heads are not necessarily better than one.

    PS I’ve always sort of wanted a pet-Cerberus.

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    1. Exactly!

      Alas, I think this might have been my worst (or second worst) story so far. I wasn’t really happy with this one.

      Then, a day later, I had The Idea. Too late, though. I had already published.

      Plot Synopsis:

      The first head takes the second head hostage and the third head is forced to negotiate the hostage situation. I think that is the superior idea. I hereby put this idea out to the universe and hope someone runs with it. πŸ™‚

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      1. Did you ever see The Incredible Two-Headed Transplant with the unlikely pairing of Ray Milland and Rosie Greer? It’s like that, but with dogs…

        .. and an extra head.

        We’re onto something.

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  4. Crack, crack, crack. Not good, not good, not good.

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    1. To write prose that good I had to imagineer the moment of impact. I’m willing to sacrifice myself for my craft.

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