50 Word Story: The China Dog

In February, Flash Tales online magazine editor Denise Dianaty issued a writing challenge to the We PAW Bloggers Facebook Group based on the flash fiction writing prompt: “Use the words ‘bark’ and ‘china’ to compose a 50-word story. You may make your story prose or poetry. The story must be exactly 50 words — no more, no less.”

Here is my submission which was accepted and published in the free Flash Tales E-zine.

The China Dog

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.

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