This story was written for Sunday Photo Fiction–December 24, 2017. Each week the host, Al Forbes provides a picture prompt taken by himself or sent in by one of the other participants in the group of writers. The challenge for each member of the group is to write an original story or poem with no more than 200 words, not including the title and inspired by the prompt. This week’s prompt was taken by Al himself. Thanks, Al.
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Genre: Realistic Fiction
Word Count: 200 Words
THE HOLIDAY DOG by P.S. Joshi
Juliet inspected the fridge and saw there was no milk. She also knew there was snow on the ground and more falling. It was 20 degrees out.
As she dialed the nearest convenience store she also called to her husband, Mitch.
In twenty minutes Mitch chilled through was entering the warm store. He swiftly made the purchase muttering under his breath.
Trudging home he saw something barely moving to the left. He pointed the beam of his flashlight at the movement and saw a large golden retriever curled up and shivering under a piece of thick cardboard leaning against a brick wall.
As he got nearer the dog started thumping its tail.
“Well, guy haven’t you got a home?”
The animal slowly got to its feet and met him halfway. Mitch’s heart melted. There was no collar.
“Come on boy lets go home together.”
The dog followed in Mitch’s footsteps.
Back at the house, Juliet called from the kitchen, “Well, did you get the milk?”
“Yes, and a little something extra.”
“What do you mean? Oh.”