The Boy • #flashfiction #shortreads #99words

The Boy #flashfiction #shortreads

The Boy

Until I met him, my life was filled with humiliation and loneliness. Imagine: Begging for scraps on the streets. Capture. Imprisonment. Oh, the noise, the chaos, the whimpering at night. A sad lonely affair. 

Of course, things hadn’t always been so dire. At the beginning, life looked promising: the freedom and rollicking of childhood, the warmth of mother and snuggling up with my siblings.

How was I to know things would turn so badly?

The day I will remember as the best day of my life will always be the day the boy took me home from the pound.

 

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This flash fiction is in response to Charli Mills’ Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge.

January 20, 2016 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a boy and his dog, showing the value or benefit of such a relationship. Be creative, uplifting and demonstrate that such a relationship has merit. If the prompt takes you somewhere darker, know that writing into the dark often retrieves the light. Let it have a purpose.

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12 thoughts on “The Boy • #flashfiction #shortreads #99words”

    1. Thank you, Charli. I was having a tough time with this one until I remembered that I had wanted to write a story from the perspective of a dog in a pound.

  1. Great flash, Urszula. I always love a dog’s perspective. I have only been doing these flash fictions for a few months and am compiling my efforts. I have book a crazy looking book from a shop we have called Smiggle. It has a flamingo on the front and loads of sequins. It’s my Flash Flamingo. I think I’ll have to have a crack at this prompt being such a dog lover and mum to a boy.
    xx Rowena

  2. What a nice little story, Ula. Many strays remain lonely and hungry, but a lot of them are rescued and those are the ones I’d like to think about! 🙂

    Liesbet @ Roaming About – A Life Less Ordinary

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