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Sunday, November 10, 2013

A Mini-Nano Tale

Is our face red! We volunteered to write a chapter in the NaNo saga of a dog named Petey searching for his master. We didn't realize that today was our day! Yikes!

Under the theory better late than never, here it is. For Part 1, please visit Roccos House. You will be led to the next part of the story via a link.


I look high and then higher still. Standing in the light of the full moon is the outline of an enormous beast, his nose pointing to the heavens, sniffing the wind. My belly drops to the ground, my ears flatten, and I lie very still, barely breathing, uncertain what to do next. The beast takes a step and then stops, sniffing the air again. He shakes his head and I hear a deep rumble come from his throat. 

In seconds that feel like hours, I think about my master. Of the day he found me, a hopeless and starving street dog. How he took me home and lovingly nursed me back to health. He saved my life. I cannot turn tail and run. I cannot give up. No matter the obstacle, I must find my master. A shiver ripples through my body, but I crawl slowly forward. The head of the beast lowers until I can see the bright reflection of moonlight glint from his eyes as they lock on mine. I leap to my feet and keep my legs stiff as the hairs across my shoulders rise. My lip lifts in a snarl worthy of a guard dog three times my size. 

The beast crouches and then launches himself toward me. 

For the next installment of this NaNo story, please visit Kari Neumeyer. 


Sketching with Dogs said...

Oh my Dog, that is pretty gripping stuff!
Lynne x

Linda O'Connell said...

Oh my! The hair on the nape of MY neck is raised and I am holding my breath. This is certainly a cliff hanger. Great job!

Unknown said...

Good one and well done getting it done so quickly. Have a marvellous Monday.
Best wishes Molly

Sioux Roslawski said...

Pat--I love the idea of a book/story written from the perspective of a dog. It reminds me of one of my childhood favorites--"Black Beauty" which exposed me to what a horse's life was like.

Well done, and you left me on the edge of my seat.

Anonymous said...

Oh how thrilling! Maybe the beast is hungry and want's a piece of pizza what they had in the cabin?

Sparhawk Scottie Dogs said...

Oh boy! I’m sooo glad I didn’t see it properly, ‘cos I would’ve turned tail and ran back into the cabin!

Great chapter. Can’t wait for the next one.

RooOOOodles Bobby (Sparhawk Scotties) xx

fromsophiesview said...

O~~~M~~~G what are you doing to us!!??
Scared with a captial S!!!

So glad you added your 2 cents worth on this story......very good!!

Ron and Sophie Doodle

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We are so scared. Hope Petey is OK.

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

On the edge of our seats! Lee and Phod

Bongo said...

This is getting really exciting - scary actually. It's so much fun following this story. I can't wait to find out what happens tomorrow.

Swami Zoe said...

Oh Dog! Apaws, apaws! The whole pack is on edge! I'm writing Thursday (yes, I am a kitty) and Brofur Ku at wrote on the 7th.
Happy to meet you too!

Ryker said...

Wow, this is some scary stuff! Well done!

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Nice job! I like to think both of my pooches would be so brave. :)

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Very nice job! Indeed, better late than never!

Sherry said...

Brave Petey!

Tammy said...

Very exciting installment!