Today is Day #7 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 Frank, the alien/Pug from the Men In Black movies.
Dog Days of Summers
The mid-September woods are just beginning to shade to yellow, orange, and tinges of red. It should be inspirational, but her sketchbook remains closed. All she can see is collapsing Towers and smoke and dust and death.
Snoop is lagging behind, exploring the leafy undercarpet when she hears it. Snuffling. Rasping.
There. Cowering under a bush. It’s a… no, it’s a dog. A Pug.
Carolyn kneels and says quiet nothings. It doesn’t bolt. There’s no tag.
Naturally. Dumped, abandoned. Man’s heartlessness in fifteen forsaken pounds. Who does this? Christ. Maybe we should bring this whole civilization down.
She gathers it in, and the sobs come, the ugly dog quivering at her breast.