Today 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.
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…
TEA CUP CUJO
“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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How does that work, you wonder? Let’s ask Blogdramedy:
I’ve select nine dogs (a mixed breed of real and imaginary barkers) and you write a story of 110 words around each character. They can be the main participant or just bark in the background. That’s up to you.
I’m not going to write your stories for you no matter how much Gravy Train you put in my bowl.
The final story will feature a dog of your very own. It can be one you live with now, in the past, one you hope to own some day…or your imaginary puppy from when you were wee. The ten dogs are:
Cujo (Stephen King)
Toto (Wizard of oz)
Fluffy (Harry Potter)
Eddie Crane (Fraser)
Blacktoe (Will Riker’s dog)
The dog of your choice
Some of you may know that I am not particularly fond of dogs (if you’ve read REAPERS WITH ISSUES you know exactly how much), so being challenged to write about dogs is the perfect solution for my epic case of brain mud. In fact, I’ve already gotten started on an idea that I think about…TEN bloggers may get a kick out of. Sound like we’re barking up your tree? Sign up here and join these pups in this year’s BlogShorts.
RETURN TOMORROW FOR MY FIRST INSTALLMENT!
Throw these bloggers a bone by dropping by for a tour of their yards: