The Neighbor from Hell

August 7, 2019 at 12:59 pm 36 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 9 August 2019

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Photo Credit: Randy Mazie

 
Old Bertie had a “No Trespassing” sign in her yard. We the kids were scared of her. Diminutive in stature, she was a force of nature fueled by mental illness.

George was her lived-in companion who endured her mood swings. In spite of the abuse he was going through, George remained loyal to her.

When Bertie died, George lay beside her casket, head resting on front paws just as any Collie would do.

After the funeral, it didn’t take long for George to find a new home with us. He was so excited and so were my sister and me.

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  • 1. msjadeli  |  August 7, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    Plaridel this is a great story. Is this based on truth?

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    • 2. plaridel  |  August 7, 2019 at 9:15 pm

      msjadeli:

      it’s mostly fiction. πŸ™‚

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      • 3. msjadeli  |  August 8, 2019 at 1:33 pm

        OK πŸ™‚

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        • 4. plaridel  |  August 8, 2019 at 3:15 pm

          msjadeli:

          just trying to protect the innocents. πŸ™‚

          Reply
  • 5. anuragbakhshi  |  August 7, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    Such a realistic slice of life piece.

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    • 6. plaridel  |  August 8, 2019 at 9:29 am

      anurag:

      your comment is much appreciated. thank you.

      Reply
  • 7. draliman  |  August 8, 2019 at 12:45 am

    I’m glad George was able to move on πŸ™‚

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    • 8. plaridel  |  August 8, 2019 at 9:29 am

      draliman:

      it was about time. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 9. Clare Hempstead  |  August 8, 2019 at 1:48 am

    There is nothing like a dog’s loyalty! Well written.

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    • 10. plaridel  |  August 8, 2019 at 9:29 am

      clare:

      it’s very generous of you. thank you.

      Reply
  • 11. Sandra  |  August 8, 2019 at 3:42 am

    Ah! lovely.

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    • 12. plaridel  |  August 8, 2019 at 9:28 am

      sandra:

      thank you for the usual support. much appreciated.

      Reply
  • 13. Keith's Ramblings  |  August 8, 2019 at 6:29 am

    Simply delightful!

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    • 14. plaridel  |  August 8, 2019 at 9:28 am

      keith:

      i’m glad you liked it. thank you.

      Reply
  • 15. pennygadd51  |  August 8, 2019 at 1:29 pm

    George was lucky to find a forever home after being orphaned.

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    • 16. plaridel  |  August 8, 2019 at 3:13 pm

      penny:

      he was a lucky dog, indeed. πŸ˜ƒ

      Reply
  • 17. Dale  |  August 8, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    What a sweet story, Plaridel.
    May I make a suggestion and change, in the last sentence, to … so were my sister and me.

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    • 18. plaridel  |  August 8, 2019 at 3:17 pm

      dale:

      good catch. thanks for watching my back. πŸ™‚

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      • 19. Dale  |  August 8, 2019 at 3:19 pm

        My pleasure!

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        • 20. plaridel  |  August 10, 2019 at 10:49 am

          dale:

          awesome! πŸ™‚

          Reply
  • 21. Liz Young  |  August 9, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    This reads like a true story whether it is or not.

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    • 22. plaridel  |  August 10, 2019 at 10:50 am

      liz:

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

      Reply
  • 23. Tannille  |  August 9, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    Poor dog. Loyal even when they aren’t treated the best.
    Yay happy ending!

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    • 24. plaridel  |  August 10, 2019 at 10:53 am

      tannille:

      i love to end a story with a happy note if i can help it. thank you. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 25. rochellewisoff  |  August 10, 2019 at 3:19 am

    Dear Plaridel,

    Wonderful piece of writing. I’m happy that George found sanity and a loving home in the end.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • 26. plaridel  |  August 10, 2019 at 10:53 am

      rochelle:

      i’m glad you liked it. thank you for the usual support. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 27. granonine  |  August 10, 2019 at 10:38 am

    I’m happy George found a happy place for the rest of his life. Poor doggie, . They never understand why they’re being mistreated.

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    • 28. plaridel  |  August 10, 2019 at 10:56 am

      linda:

      i think dogs are the most loyal of them all. they should be treated with respect.

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      • 29. granonine  |  August 10, 2019 at 11:44 am

        Agreed. They love you no matter how grumpy you are first thing in the morning πŸ™‚

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        • 30. plaridel  |  August 12, 2019 at 8:10 pm

          linda:

          i know. πŸ™‚

          Reply
  • 31. patriciaruthsusan  |  August 11, 2019 at 3:59 am

    A heartwarming story and well written, Plaridel. I’m glad George found a loving home. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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    • 32. plaridel  |  August 12, 2019 at 8:11 pm

      suzanne:

      he’s one of the lucky ones. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 33. lisarey1990  |  August 11, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    Very realistic write.

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    • 34. plaridel  |  August 12, 2019 at 8:13 pm

      lisa:

      glad you liked it. thank you for reading. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 35. Bhagyashree  |  August 22, 2019 at 3:44 am

    This is so pure and heartfelt. Loved reading it. I wish every orphaned soul in this world finds love and empathy like George did.

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    • 36. plaridel  |  August 22, 2019 at 6:48 pm

      bhagyashree:

      my sentiments exactly.

      Reply

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