Today is Day #3 of of Blogdramedy’s Summer Writing Challenge: Blogshorts. The theme this year is the Dog Days of Summer. 10 days, 10 dogs (nine of which were famous dog-characters chosen by Blogdramedy as inspiration), each story 110 words.
Today’s dog is Lassie.
Dog Days of Summers
The tiny reading lamp burning beneath the bedsheet, Carolyn obsessively focused on the pages of The Hobbit. Her mom had said she was too young, but Dad had slipped her his worn copy on Saturday with a wink and a conspiratorial admonition not to get caught.
She shivered at the thought of Mirkwood and jumped when she heard something skitter through the yard below her window. She emerged from under the sheet, looked around.
“Lassie — it’s Goblins!” she hissed, enjoying the excitement of scaring herself. The dog raised her head from its regular place on edge of her bed and settled down.
“You’ll protect us, right?”
Lassie smacked her lips.