MLMM Sunday Writing Prompt, April 11/2021 – FREEDOM

Sara’s challenge this week:

Freedom from an abusive relationship? Ten-minutes alone in the bathroom, away from your children? Moving out of your parent’s house? Freedom to vote? Freedom to choose? Freedom to accept and embrace your sexuality? Freedom to love or learn in an obtuse way? Freedom could be a pig let out of a pen, or a rescued dog. Perhaps a leaf, riding the back of a breeze…

This week’s challenge is the word: FREEDOM

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They thought he was asleep, but he was watching and learning their every move.
There were little ‘tells’ and he grew adept at recognising, understanding and anticipating them. Under the sleepy eyelids a calculating mind began to plan.
For now he was comfortable and looked after, so no need to rush.
The day of his freedom soon came though, a day which started as normally as any other, but this time he was ready when the door was left ajar.
He shot outside into the unknown and came to an abrupt halt.
What was this? It was cold and it was wet, even though the sun was shining.
He heard laughter behind him and realised they were all laughing at him.
How embarrassing. By now, the chill was going right through to the bone.
He turned tail and slunk back indoors to his warm cushion by the fire. There he fastidiously cleaned his paws to rid them of that horrible white stuff the humans call Snow.

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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12 Responses to MLMM Sunday Writing Prompt, April 11/2021 – FREEDOM

  1. This is hilarious! Love it!

  2. Smart dog. No white stuff for me either.

  3. Sadje says:

    Good story Di. The freedom wasn’t very appealing after all.

  4. Reena Saxena says:

    They don’t like being laughed at, or being imitated, for sure… My baby did not like us mock-imitating her sneeze.

  5. Haha!! Love it, so cute 🙂

  6. murisopsis says:

    Had to laugh as I reminisced about that first encounter…

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