Copyright: Roger Bultot

Here we are for another week, gathered today at a virtual park in a city neighborhood. We’re here as the Friday Fictioneers to discuss our original stories for this week.  Our hostess for this gathering is the gracious and talented author and artist, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The challenge for this group is to write a story with no more than 100 words. It’s supposed to have a beginning, middle, end, and follow the picture prompt for the week. This week’s prompt was supplied by Roger Bultot. Thanks, Roger.

To read the other stories from group members, just click on the little blue frog in the blue box after clicking on the link. The link for the other stories is as follows:

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Word Count: 100 Words

GOOD DOG by P.S. Joshi

Laura drove back home from shopping and found smoke billowing out the top of her house, firemen at work trying to put out the blaze, and her two kids, blind father, and his guide dog, Debbie, standing out front.

“What’s happened, Dad?” she asked.

He stood holding his dog’s harness. “She knew something was seriously wrong before us. The kids, I, and Debbie were downstairs.. She started nudging me and barking. I took hold of the harness, and she brought us out to safety.”

The next day the story was in the local paper, DOG SAVES THREE PEOPLE FROM FIRE.




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58 thoughts on “GOOD DOG

    • Thanks, Francesca. Guide dogs are intelligent and trained, and all dogs have actute sense of hearing and smell. The dog was doing what he was trained for. They pick dogs who will do these things. A guide dog saved his owner from dying in one of the Twin Towers by leading him to safety before the tower collapsed. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    • Thanks, Perry. I’m so glad you liked the story. Now you have heard of a dog named Debbie. My son and his family have a dog named Watson, as in Dr. Watson, and a cat named Ace. Both were named by his stepdaighter. My daughter has two cats, a black cat named Lobo, and a gray cat named Mouse. 😀 — Suzanne


    • I think some people are dog people and some are cat people. My daughter has two cats and my son and his family have both a cat and a dog. All those animals are characters. My dad always had a dog. I never did. It depends on the person I guess. A blind person needs a guide dog. I’m so glad you liked the story, David. 🙂 — Suzanne

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  1. I love this kind of story, great take on the prompt. I’ve heard of cats and ‘normal’ dogs alerting their owners to fire, too.


  2. A wonderfully intelligent and well trained guide dog saved three people from the fire. The newspaper heading would suggest it wasn’t an entirely happy ending, though – unless I’ve misread something. Great srory, Suzanne.


    • Thanks, Amy. I’m so glad you liked the story. My son’s dog found him. The dog was a stray and my son was working in the yard. The dog came up and made friends with him. My son and his wife checked and found he had no home, so adopted him. 🙂 — Suzanne


    • Thanks, Amie. A guide dog for the blind probably would do that. A blind man’s dog led him to safety down many flights of stairs in one of the Twin Towers on 9-ll. He and his dog got safely out and far enough away to escape injury before the tower collapsed. I’m so pleased you liked the story. 🙂 — Suzanne

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