Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner: 2021: Week #01

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Gerald looked at the toy dog in dismay, his bottom lip starting to quiver.
‘His name is Pinocchio,’ his Dad said. ‘Here’s his lead and collar, and don’t forget to take these poo bags with you when you take him out.’
Gerald took the items from his father’s hands and looked at his Mum for support.
‘I wanted a puppy,’ he sniffed.
‘We know,’ she said. ‘But having a dog, or any pet, comes with responsibility. We will help you get into a routine for walks and feeding, and take it from there.’
Gerald noticed two bowls on a mat in the hall and suddenly smiled.
‘Pinocchio turned into a real boy, didn’t he,’ he said getting his coat.
‘Yes son, he did.’
Putting the collar and lead on the toy’s neck, he said
‘Come on boy! Let’s go walkies!’
He was just about to close the door behind him then turned back, shoving something in his pocket.
‘Forgot the poo bags!’ he grinned.

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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 Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner: 2021: Week #01

  1. Sadje says:

    What a lovely story Di

  2. What a lovely little story playing of the best of classics.

  3. Carol anne says:

    Awe! So cool! I hope he got his wish of a real puppy!

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