Another friday is upon us! Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers comes along with it, and here is my effort for Priceless Joy’s prompt. Please check out all the other stories here!
she ran down the path, playfully kicking the leaves. Her dog chased the leaves, pouncing ferociously on each one. She came this way every week, but it was so much more fun with her new puppy. She looked at him, making sure he wasn’t too tired yet. The cool fall weather was a great time to get him in shape, although she had plenty of water in the car for both of them.
After a half mile, she turned the eight month old puppy around. She watched indulgently as he sniffed the grass as he loped along in front of her. It definitely wasn’t going to be her fastest mile, she thought.
A man emerged suddenly from the woods, stepping out onto the path in front of her. Instantly the dog jumped forward, hackles raised. The man backed up, turned and wandered off down trail.
“And that, my dear,” she said as she encircled the puppy’s neck to give him a hug, “is why I decided on a Great Dane/Rottweiler cross!”