Today is Day #4 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 Fluffy, from the Harry Potter series.
Dog Days of Summers
“Welcome home!” her mother cries.
Carolyn stands near the trunk of her Chevy Nova, dufflebag in hand. Done with her junior year at State and now home for the summer.
A black dog — part Newf, part something — shoulders its way through her parents, stands on the lawn between them.
“Is that Fluffy?”
Her mom had told her about getting a new dog-
-during one of their dorm-phone conversations, but she’d been distracted. Didn’t really want to talk about it.
The dog gruffs at her.
Surprised, she stares at him. Thinks, I’m a stranger to him. Finds herself blinking away unexpected tears.
“This your place now, huh?”