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.
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”
A clever piece, Hugh. My sons school flew the Pride flag for the first time this year.
That’s great news about the Pride flag being flown at the school for the first time, Robbie.
Great story Hugh, you never fail to delight and surprise 💜 🌈
Thanks, Willow. Happy Pride month to you. 🌈
Thank you Hugh, and the same to you 💜
Lovely twist and great tribute to Pride ❤
Thanks, Debby. The prompt (and what I did with it) seemed perfect for Pride month.
Of course it did! You are Hugh Roberts. ❤
I hope you never lose them. (And should the desire ever arise be able to channel your inner Rusty again!)
Once early in the day and again later in the day and then to the bar. I admire and respect Rusty’s stamina!
I have faint memories of being like Rusty.
Rusty is pretty racy, lol! Great twist and perfect nod to Pride Month, Hugh!
Thanks, Terri. Happy Pride 🌈
Well that wasn’t what I was thinking about! 😂😉
That’s good to hear, Norah. I love those types of comments.
You’re always full of surprises, Hugh.
With a twist is right! I believe SF is going to have a Pride Day march this year! SF is almost 80% vaccinated.
Same here in the UK, but many Pride events have been cancelled again this year because of the threat of new variants. Fingers crossed, they will go ahead next year.
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 🙂
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.
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 😦
No Pride events here this year either, Aimer. Fingers crossed that next year, we will get our parade back.
Here’s hoping 🙂