Monday, April 17, 2017

TUESDAY TALES - PICTURE PROMPT #shortstory #romance

Welcome! This week is a picture prompt week. I'm only allowed 300 words. We go back to "Break My Heart" this week. Scroll down to get back to Tuesday Tales and my website. Thanks for stopping by. 


He made his way across the lawn with the pug trotting along behind him. A movement in the thick grass caught his eye. A bunny stood like a statue, his nose quivering. 
"I don't think pugs eat rabbits. Go tear up someone's lettuce patch," he said, waving at the furry critter. It scampered away, disappearing into the thicket. 
Rick and the dog entered the house. In the kitchen, he put on the radio and scrambled up enough eggs for himself and the pooch.
“You’re going to need a name. Although "stupid" might fit, the humane society might have something to say about that. Hmm, let 's see.”
The pug’s fur was dirty and matted. He was thin, too thin, making his head look big.
“Boy, no one would ever offer you a job modeling, either,” he said, as he stroked the uneven stubble on his bad cheek. He’d decided to let some scruff grow. Might be spotty, but it would hide some of the scarring and redness.
“You’re pretty scruffy. But then, so am I.” Rick took a swig of coffee and continued to stare at the creature.
“None of the nice names, like Sparky, fit you. So Scruffy it is.”
The dog barked. Rick refilled his water bowl. The canine had no harness or collar. Rick had no idea if he had had shots either.

“We need to get you to the vet. I’ll call Mindy.” He checked the clock. Only seven. Too early to call his cousin. She was probably banging her new husband about now. He lounged back in his chair, thinking about morning sex. God, he loved it. Waking up to a naked, sexy, willing chick beat a mimosa as the best way to start the day.  Didn't look like that would be happening again real soon. 

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  1. Love it. Scruffy is a great name for the dog. Looking forward to more.

  2. Love the pup's name! AND that last paragraph is awesome!

  3. I love Scruffy and Rick together. It's wonderful how a dog can bring out the best in a person. I can't wait to read more of this tension filled, appealing story.