Story Starter Challenge April 15

Today’s sentence: “Where are you?”

It was a typical Sunday afternoon.
The soft gentle music had lulled him and the dog to sleep, whilst the mistress of the house was tapping away on her keyboard enjoying the music, a melodic piano instrumental with a cello accompaniment.

A noise disturbed the dog, which in turn awoke the man prone on the settee.
They heard a voice outside.
Someone was calling for help.
All were up in a shot, the dog leading the way to the door.
Outside, the street was empty.
The man’s voice came again.
‘Where are you?’ she shouted. ‘We’re here to help. Where are you?
A neighbour came out of their house having heard their cries.
‘What’s going on?’
‘Someone’s calling for help! We can hear him, but don’t know where he is.’
All stood silent on the pathway to listen.
With visions of someone having collapsed in their garden, she shouted again
‘Where are you? Can you hear me? ‘
A figure appeared at the end of the fence.
‘Erm, I think that would be me. Sorry folks. I’m just calling my dog.’

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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9 Responses to Story Starter Challenge April 15

  1. Lord knows what our neighbours think is going on in our garden with all the shouting at our naughty dog.

  2. Michael says:

    Does that mean the man had a dog called Help?

    • I don’t know the name of his dog, but whatever he was calling was distorted through the glass sounded like Help. I haven’t seen him to ask if the dog was OK. It’s a chihuahua.

  3. Sadje says:

    How alert they all were to help. A good story.

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