Today is the half-way point 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, well, there’s some confusion about today’s dog. My list had Dickens’ Jip, but apparently the list was changed to include Eddie from Frasier.
Well, you’re getting Jip’d.
Dog Days of Summers
“Some guard dog this guy is.”
Turning off her boom box, she shields her eyes, and looks up from her sketchpad at the man. He bends down, scratching her dog’s ears. He’s cute.
Plus five points, she thinks.
“It’s true. He’s usually a vicious defender of his lady’s honor.”
His gaze narrows, clearly evaluating whether she is serious or flirting. Maybe both.
“What’s his name?”
“Jip? Like from David Copperfield?”
Well-read, plus 15 points.
“Well, Dora sure did love her dog, didn’t she?”
Plus 10 more points.
“But wasn’t Dora sort of a dolt?”
Now it was her turn to reckon flirtatiousness.
“Hi. I’m Evan.”