Woof! #flashfiction

June 3, 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story being leashed. Is it literal or metaphorical? Who or what is leashed. How does it set the tone? Go where the prompt leads!

Woof! – by Hugh W. Roberts

Panting, Rusty admired the world around him. Doing this got him excited. A hard pull on his leash forced him to stop fantasising.

“Good boy, Rusty. You deserve a treat for being so good today,” said his owner. 

A treat,’ thought Rusty. ‘I hope that means doing this again today.

Twenty minutes later, an exhausted Rusty stood up and asked his owner if they could try out what they’d been doing with the leash down at the new leather bar. 

As his boyfriend’s eyes lit up, Rusty knew the thought of other leashed men on parade was a winner.


Image of a dog on a leash being walked in a field
Image Credit: Charli Mills

Written for the 99-word flash fiction challenge hosted by Charli Mills at the Carrot Ranch. Click here to join in.

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25 thoughts on “Woof! #flashfiction

  1. LOL! That was my first thought. Hard to read “leashed” and not thing BDSM, but having seen pictures of your Toby, I thought you might go with an actual dog. Nice shout for Pride Month 🙂

    1. Yes, same here, Aimer. When I saw the prompt word, my thoughts went to BDSM. Although I have had nowhere near as many comments as I usually get with these flash fiction pieces, I had fun writing it. It’s Pride Month, so ‘Woof’ deserved being out there.

      1. Ah, well, we’re a niche audience, I guess. But it’s a great snippet of a story, and well timed. Unfortunately, with Covid still hanging around here, there won’t be any “men on parade” this year 😦

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