Flash Fiction for the Aspiring Writer: A Dogs Life #amwriting, #flashfiction #dogs

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It might appear to you in this picture, Mom has fenced us in the backyard and left us alone. We love escaping to the yard to play and run circles, but truly, Bugsie and I, we’re inside dogs.

Mom needs us close to her where we can snuggle and give her kisses when she least expects them. She wants us inside to give us the last two bites of whatever she is eating. 

She also needs Bugsie and I to guard the doors and look out the windows. Sometimes, the front door opens and it’s Dad coming home from work and he’s so much fun; Dad wrestles with us and takes us on runs in the morning.

Mom and Dad take both Bugsie and I to the dog park. We went down the off leash trail, running freely back and forth, sniffing, and sometimes checking on Mom and Dad. Where the dog park trail ends is a fence, and that’s where this picture is taken. 

And at the end of the trail, I’m happy to go home. Bugsie and I lay beside each other and nap. It’s heavenly. 


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19 thoughts on “Flash Fiction for the Aspiring Writer: A Dogs Life #amwriting, #flashfiction #dogs”

  1. This is a happy story of two dogs that live in a good, loving home! It’s so nice to read about dogs with happy lives. Great story, Mandi! Thank you so much for the wonderful shout out at the beginning of your post – you’re too kind!

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  2. You create the dog’s perspective–and the dog’s mission–in a wonderfully endearing way. Really, this is effectively imaginative work. You must be really good at interviewing dogs.

    I just wrote about cats. I’ll think of you when I post. Thank you for winsome work, Mandi!

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