A Boy’s Best Friend

November 29, 2017 at 10:19 am 46 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 1 December 2017

Note: I’m back as promised. I did survive the trip to the Balkans after all.

Russell Gayer

Photo Credit: Russell Gayer
 
It turned out to be one of the hottest days of summer.

Earlier in the morning, Ryan tried to teach Sparky new tricks, but all the dog wanted was to play. In frustration, he locked him in the abandoned outhouse and went fishing.

While eating lunch, he thought of Sparky with whom he usually shared his sandwich. Suddenly, he realized the dog was in danger from the blistering heat.

Ryan rushed home to save Sparky, but it was too late. His mom had already freed him.

β€œSo sorry, Sparky,” he told the dog who welcomed him, enthusiastically wagging his tail.

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46 Comments Add your own

  • 1. James  |  November 29, 2017 at 10:26 am

    “…but it was too late.” Egad! “His Mom had already freed him.” What a relief.

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    • 2. plaridel  |  November 29, 2017 at 1:39 pm

      james:

      i’m sure everybody feels the same. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 3. prior..  |  November 29, 2017 at 10:32 am

    woof woof
    and then ryan pulled out a piece of bread (from the sandwich) and sparky lapped it up

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    • 4. plaridel  |  November 29, 2017 at 1:40 pm

      prior:

      that would be a great ending, too. πŸ™‚

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      • 5. prior..  |  November 29, 2017 at 9:48 pm

        πŸ™‚

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  • 6. Dale  |  November 29, 2017 at 10:45 am

    Thank goodness for moms!!!

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    • 7. plaridel  |  November 29, 2017 at 1:40 pm

      dale:

      i totally agree.

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  • 8. Naftali chirchir  |  November 29, 2017 at 10:51 am

    Wow! You said it was too late, I thought sparky was death… ok! This is a good post

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    • 9. plaridel  |  November 29, 2017 at 1:41 pm

      naftali:

      i’m glad you like it. thank you for reading.

      Reply
  • 10. Iain Kelly  |  November 29, 2017 at 11:57 am

    Phew, lucky escape. Welcome back.

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    • 11. plaridel  |  November 29, 2017 at 1:42 pm

      iain:

      thanks for reading a usual. means a lot. πŸ™‚

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      • 12. Iain Kelly  |  November 29, 2017 at 3:01 pm

        You’re welcome πŸ™‚

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  • 13. Susan A Eames  |  November 29, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    He’s lucky dogs are so forgiving! I wouldn’t have forgiven him.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    • 14. plaridel  |  November 29, 2017 at 1:43 pm

      susan:

      i think dogs are the most loyal pets of all. it’s part of their dna. πŸ™‚

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  • 15. rochellewisoff  |  November 29, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    Dear Plaridel,

    I’m happy to see you back. πŸ˜€ Last week, my story had a dog in it and the title was A Girl’s Best Friend. At any rate, my breath caught when I read “it was too late.” So relieved that his mother set Sparky free. Good one.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • 16. plaridel  |  November 30, 2017 at 2:09 pm

      rochelle:

      thank you for the nice welcome. i finally had time to read your story. i think it was one of your best.

      Reply
  • 17. Alicia Jamtaas  |  November 29, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    Weet tale – in the end. Welcome Back!!!!

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    • 18. plaridel  |  November 30, 2017 at 2:09 pm

      alicia:

      glad i didn’t lose you in my absence. thank you.

      Reply
  • 19. Moon  |  November 29, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    I wish we could forgive as readily . Lovely story, Plaridel.
    Welcome back.

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    • 20. plaridel  |  November 30, 2017 at 2:08 pm

      moon:

      totally agree. thank you.

      Reply
  • 21. draliman  |  November 30, 2017 at 12:40 am

    Ha, my heart sank with “it was too late”. Nice one!

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    • 22. plaridel  |  November 30, 2017 at 2:08 pm

      draliman:

      i appreciate the comment very much. thank you.

      Reply
  • 23. anuragbakhshi  |  November 30, 2017 at 12:48 am

    Loved the ‘… but it was too late’ twist.

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    • 24. plaridel  |  November 30, 2017 at 2:08 pm

      anurag:

      glad it worked for you. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 25. pennygadd51  |  November 30, 2017 at 3:44 am

    That’s an original take on the prompt!

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    • 26. plaridel  |  November 30, 2017 at 2:07 pm

      penny:

      what a great compliment. thank you.

      Reply
  • 27. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover  |  November 30, 2017 at 8:47 am

    Wonderful build up in tension and mislead with “it was too late”. So glad Sparky was okay.

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    • 28. plaridel  |  November 30, 2017 at 2:07 pm

      cindy:

      thanks for reading. much appreciated.

      Reply
  • 29. Nan Falkner  |  November 30, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Welcome Back! Cute and enjoyable tale! (not tail!)

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    • 30. plaridel  |  December 2, 2017 at 2:29 pm

      nan:

      sure glad to be back! thank you.

      Reply
  • 31. Mike  |  November 30, 2017 at 11:52 pm

    You got to love those Mom’s.

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    • 32. plaridel  |  December 2, 2017 at 2:28 pm

      mike:

      my sentiments exactly. πŸ™‚

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  • 33. Sandra  |  December 1, 2017 at 3:21 am

    Welcome back. Lovely tale.

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    • 34. plaridel  |  December 2, 2017 at 2:28 pm

      sandra:

      thank you. i’m glad you liked it.

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  • 35. rgayer55  |  December 1, 2017 at 8:28 am

    Like they say, “Lock your wife and your dog in the outhouse and see which one is happy to see you when you let them out.”

    Good to have you back, Plaridel.

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    • 36. plaridel  |  December 2, 2017 at 2:27 pm

      russell:

      funny, but true. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 37. granonine  |  December 2, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Dogs have no sense. They love you no matter what. Wives, on the other hand, are blessed with a LOT of sense πŸ™‚

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    • 38. plaridel  |  December 4, 2017 at 10:09 am

      linda:

      great observation. thank you.

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  • 39. Liz Young  |  December 3, 2017 at 7:45 am

    That was a short cliff-hanger – well done.

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    • 40. plaridel  |  December 4, 2017 at 10:09 am

      liz:

      thank you for the nice comment. much appreciated.

      Reply
  • 41. BjΓΆrn Rudberg (brudberg)  |  December 3, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    My heart stopped when you said it was too late… but than that relief of a happy ending. Just lovely.

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    • 42. plaridel  |  December 4, 2017 at 10:09 am

      bjΓΆrn:

      thank you. i’m glad you liked it. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 43. Christine Goodnough  |  December 3, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    Welcome back from your travels. Glad you and Sparky both survived. 😊

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    • 44. plaridel  |  December 4, 2017 at 10:11 am

      christine:

      i’m happy to be back and sleep in my own bed again. thank you. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 45. patriciaruthsusan  |  December 5, 2017 at 7:37 am

    Welcome back. Poor Sparky. People forget animals suffer from the weather and loud noise. Good writing. —- Suzanne

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    • 46. plaridel  |  December 5, 2017 at 6:52 pm

      suzanne:

      thank you. i’m glad you liked it. )

      Reply

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