Puppy Love {FF}


Flash Fiction Week 7
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Puppy Love

From the day I brought you home, you’ve been a lot of work. The crying at night, the endless walks outside, the shoe you chewed, the socks you carried off; the work is endless. I had no idea that bringing home such a warm, fuzzy, adorable puppy would be so labor intensive.

But, little by little, I’ve worked around your schedule. I’ve learned to pick up after myself, I’m learning to keep a schedule, I’m learning how to take care of you. I didn’t realize when I got you that you’d teach me so much. You’re more than just a companion, a warm snuggler, you are filling a void I didn’t realize I had: to care for someone else and more.

I never knew love until I saw you. Your big, brown eyes, your cold wet nose, your little puppy kisses. Who knew a creature so full of playful fun, sharp teeth, and poop in the house could so steal my heart. I want to scold and be cross, but to be honest, looking into those eyes, I melt. Yes; let’s ditch work and go outside to play.


Thank you for reading this, my first Flash Fiction, submission! I’m super pumped to give it a go! I’m joining The Purposeful Practitioner for the Week #7 Challenge. Interested? Head on over, read the rules, write, and link up!



Happy Valentines Day 2016!

13 thoughts on “Puppy Love {FF}

  1. Nice, I enjoyed reading it.
    I have written three pieces of flash fiction, I find the more I do it the better I’m getting at it.
    Looking forward to reading more of your flash fiction stories..

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words. I channeled my love for my first dog, Buster, when writing this piece. I appreciate your stopping by – I so enjoy your work and appreciate your taking the time to check out mine 🙂

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