It’s a Dog Eat Dog World – Friday Fictioneers – 01/03/14

I can’t start the New Year without Friday Fictioneers.

Thanks to Rochelle for this group and for supplying the photo. I look forward to another year of intriguing stories.

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Genre: Humor (100 words)

Copyright Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

It’s a Dog Eat Dog World

Sally’s dog’s propped in the tree was not an uncommon sight. One glance from Sally and it was as if Baxter catapulted through the air into that tree. Over a decade, it became normal so that I almost didn’t notice him there. Almost.

My mind shifted while visiting Sally, and my expectations dropped at the door. Her entourage of friends followed her wherever she went. I sat with my head in her lap and consumed substances I didn’t recognize. You never refused Sally. Never.

The day I left her side, I was hit by a car, and most likely replaced.

39 thoughts on “It’s a Dog Eat Dog World – Friday Fictioneers – 01/03/14

  1. Amy, sounds like Sally is quite the demanding mistress. I get an image of a little kid, stuffing Play-Doh or something into a dog’s mouth. Did I get it right?
    I hope you have a great year and may you have a lot of good silliness in your life. 🙂


  2. Great story – I’m imagining Sally as having some sort of supernatural power to exert control over humans and doggies alike 🙂
    Reminds me of the power Damien had in the “Omen” films a little bit.


    1. Oh yes, I know who is Damien is. I suppose Sally could end up being quite evil with rabid dogs. Oh no. I do think she has some kind of supernatural powers. I was almost going to write a parallel universe story where everything is a little off. Can’t wait to see what you wrote! Thanks for your nice comments.


    1. I can assure you, Dawn, there were no dogs killed in the writing of this story. It’s a human who gets killed by a car in the end. I’ve been in the hospital all week with my dad, so I almost didn’t post anything. A rough start to the new year! Thanks!


      1. oh my! First of all, so hope your father is ok? I’m so sorry to hear this, Amy. I’m so sorry you’re starting your year in such a difficult place. I hope you know I am kidding, because we joke a lot in other comment threads. However, I did miss that! I thought it was the dog (with his head in her lap) that was killed. Sorry… got that one wrong! I loved the story. I so hope things work out with your dad. xo


    1. Oh no! Well, that’s an interesting interpretation, Rochelle. No, Sally starts treating people like dogs. This is, of course, no reflection on your granddaughter. It’s a human as a dog story.


  3. I’m back again because I was confused the first time i read this…and I’m still confused, although maybe this time it’s because of the stop at our microbrewery first. 🙂 I think the narrator is a person, probably male, and he’s being treated like a dog. Am I right?



    1. YES!! You get the prize, Janet. Perhaps, the microbrew helped you in this case. It’s funny, I was never confused writing this. Ha ha! Actually, I kind of thought this might happen. My narrator is a bit unreliable.


  4. You changed points of view, didn’t you? In the first paragraph the narrator is talking about Sally’s dog and in the next one it seems like it’s Baxter’s POV. I still get the drift of the story. Poor Baxter became yesterday’s news once the entourage came along.


    1. No, it’s just one POV. First he’s talking about Baxter and then he’s talking about himself being treated like a dog. I understand now how this might be confused. It could read this way! We don’t think ourselves being hit by a car, not usually.


  5. Well, I’m glad it wasn’t a dog that got hit by the car. I was a bit confused and then I thought it was about Sally as a kid – and her powers of attraction as a child (to command her pet) and then Sally growing up, with the same powers of attraction but for humans. There are people like that – beautiful and popular. Sigh! A lot could be going on in your 100 words.


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