The white Staffordshire china dog stands on the mantel. Guarding the living room in silence. Its twin long since lost to a fatal crash to the floor.
The dog waits for the cat to dare again. To approach. A sudden bark. Prompts hissing cat departure. Weak revenge better than none.
© 2020 Jan L. Mayes
Mayes, Jan L. (2020, Feb 26). China Dog (50 word flash fiction) Flash Tales, WE PAW Bloggers E-zine – Issue 18.