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Tea Cup Cujo

Light-Apricot-Teacup-Poodle-AAAToday is the first day of the BLOGSHORTS: a ten day, ten story, 110 word writing extravaganza.

Each participating blogger chooses a pooch a day from a list of dogs, thunk-up by our fearless leader, BLOGDRAMEDY, and then writes a short story featuring their dog of choice. Each story is 110 words in length and can feature as much or as little of our canine friend as we like.

My first BLOGSHORTS offering features the legendary horror pooch himself, Cujo, in all his rabid glory.

Well…sort of.

And since I like bloggers far more than I like dogs, I thought it only fair to include a blog friend along with our featured pooch. So with the help of my friend Colton I bring you…


“It came out of nowhere,” Stephen insisted before Colton had the chance to ask. “You gotta believe me. Sucker was huge. AND rabid!”

Stephen offered his leg as proof.

“You sure it was a dog?” Colton asked as he examined an injury that looked more nibbled than mauled.

Stephen muttered an answer but Colton didn’t hear it. He was too busy watching a freshly showered, barely-robed woman untangle her tea cup poodle’s chain from around the bottom rung of a ladder; a ladder Colton was sure he’d seen before.

Grinning ear to ear, Colton leaned down to a blushing Stephen and whispered, “When you retell this story, call him Cujo.”




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27 responses

  1. Well done! Poodles CAN be nasty. And tasty if done right.

    August 1, 2013 at 8:04 am

    • I named mine, “Appetizer.”

      August 1, 2013 at 3:33 pm

  2. A tiny terrorizer with the perfect cover. Cujo the Nibber. I love the idea. Small in stature, perhaps, but still has the Cujo mojo going strong! 🙂

    August 1, 2013 at 9:48 am

    • Hmm…sounds like me.

      August 1, 2013 at 3:34 pm

      • Small in stature, but with Cujo mojo, a tiny terrorizer with the perfect cover. The New Hampshire Nibbler crept forward, towards her web-prey….
        Oh, this book’s writing itself! 😀

        August 2, 2013 at 10:45 pm

        • The New Hampshire Nibbler!!


          It’s literary gold!

          August 2, 2013 at 10:52 pm

  3. A tea cup poodle can be carnivorous if trained right. Too funny. Now we know Mr. King’s secret.

    August 1, 2013 at 10:01 am

    • Yes, they can. I hear those scones put up quite a fight.

      August 1, 2013 at 3:36 pm

  4. Ha. If it was Paris Hilton, sue the crap out of her!

    August 1, 2013 at 10:11 am

  5. Amy

    Those poodles are more likely to bite you than a St. Bernard, that’s for sure!

    August 1, 2013 at 11:59 am

    • Ugh…death by gnawing.

      August 1, 2013 at 3:37 pm

  6. Yes! Very well done. Great sense of scene.

    August 1, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    • Thanks! This one was fun.

      August 1, 2013 at 3:37 pm

  7. That’s funny! You prefer bloggers to dogs. D’oh! Well, you done did good. And, may these next 9 days persuade you that dogs are awesome. (smile)

    August 1, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    • Yes, they are definitely beginning to grow on me. 🙂

      August 1, 2013 at 4:37 pm

  8. Brilliant title!

    August 3, 2013 at 11:44 am

    • Ol’ Stevie King gave me great materiel.

      August 3, 2013 at 11:56 am

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  10. Ah, a pocket sized attack dog. Portable. Give me any lip and out comes Tea Cup Cujo the mini-mastiff personality in a fluffy body. He looks totally adorable and unthreatening until he rips out your throat. Like that “cruel and ferocious rodent” in “Monty Python and The Holy Grail”. Well, think of it, wouldn’t you be vicious if you were a POO-dull? What idiot thought up that name anyway?

    August 3, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    • OMG…I see a whole new line of Gay Superheros who defeat bigots by attacking them with weapons made out of stereotypes.

      Like Batman, he could travel with a Tea Cup Cujo or a Rainbow Boomerang of Death. How awesome would that be for some hypocritical politician to get offed by a weapon crafted to look like a stereotype he reinforced? You know he’d have to have a very butch sidekick with a unisex name like, uh…Robin.

      But what would we name HIM?

      August 4, 2013 at 7:38 am

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