Steal Team Nicked

dog_chipThis is day ten 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.

Steal Team Nicked
Tom B. Taker

Digger sniffed and proceeded forward. Cautiously! His ears were up and pointy as shuriken.

One paw after another. The progress was slow.

“Damn!” He muttered as his toenail snagged the shiny floor.


He froze but he heard nothing. His cover wasn’t blown.

The terrain familiar, he’d been here before, he peered carefully around a blind corner. The enemy’s tactics were the stuff of legend.

Relieved, he paused, but only for a moment. He could now see his target and he’d tarried behind enemy lines far too long.

Sprinting forward, he grabbed Tim’s potato chips in his maw and darted out just as the automatic doors slid closed behind him.

Musical Pairing

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.

8 responses

  1. Genius! With each BlogShorts you reveal a little more about yourself. To discover you are a chip man…makes me want to dip you.

    Shouts, thanks so much for joining in with this writing challenge. It wouldn’t have been the same without you, with or without Mrs. Abyss approving every post. 🙂


    1. You mean chip parvenu, right? On the Titanic they called me “new chip money.” Only Tim’s trendy nouveau potato will suffice!

      Nouveau potato
      Must go
      I da ho in Idaho
      I’m a potato

      By the way, to celebrate the end of the Blog Dog Days of Summer there was an extra level of difficulty on this post. I did it all on the iPad at the downtown library. I think I earned a biscuit for that!

      Digger trivia: This post was originally going to be about a dog with his paw on the nuclear button (because they figured out that humans couldn’t be trusted with that duty.) “Hey, there goes a ball!” Boom. Oops.

      Another idea was Planet Of The Dogs. “You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!”

      Yet another idea was an evil cat emperor who used her powers to torment a ragtag team of freedom fighting dogs, like getting them to chase their own tails. Then claiming, “Everything is proceeding exactly as I have foreseen.”

      The final idea I almost went with was dogs sniffing out a trail that led into a church only to feel insure and then surprised by a bus. I regret not exploring this idea further.

      Fortunately you limited the competition to ten dogs so the world will never know…


      1. Now I feel cheated.


      2. Now you’re wetting your finger and scooping up the bits of chips left at the bottom of the bag. Perhaps the best part of eating an entire super-size bag of Ripples. By yourself.

        Librarians must just luuuuv you.


  2. An alternate musical pairing could be “Been Caught Stealin'” by Jane’s Addiction. It even has barking dogs in the song!


    1. Of course. But I have a distinct bias towards a dude successfully able to rhyme “kleptomaniac” in song! 🙂


  3. 20 bonus points for the Green Day accompaniment!


    1. I’m a Green Day sponge.


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