I’m baaaaack! Well, I’m back for the next 10 days, at least.
See, Blogdramedy has a “thing” going on right now. Initially, I was going to pass on the “thing”, because I’ve not had the desire to write. But then my friends agreed to do the “thing”, and well – I decided to embraced my lack of leadership skills and put on my “I will follow” t-shirt. So, here I am, taking part in Blogdramedy’s Blog Shorts “The Dog Days of Summer“: 10 days, 10 stories, and 110 words. Feel free to join us. All the cool people are doing it.
.: The Real Victim :.
She watched from the woods, as the paramedics and police drove off with the family. Once the vehicles were out of view, she walked toward the house.
The lifeless body lay on the ground, covered in dried blood and foam. She fell to her knees and sobbed. “How could they do this to you?” She cried. “It wasn’t your fault.”
Walking around to the shed, she found a wheelbarrow. She struggled to get the body into the wheelbarrow and wiped the foam from her hands.
“You will be back, Cujo.” She said, as she wheeled the lifeless ball of matted fur into the Pet Sematary. “And, they will be sorry.”
I felt bad for Ellie losing her cat in Steven King’s Pet Sematary, and I cried when Cujo died. One might think I have more respect for pets than people. Well, when you consider the respect most pets give unconditionally (cats excluded, of course), why not hold pets with higher regards? Anywho…
I’ll be back for the next few days, as I take part in Blogdramedy’s challenge. I hope you’ll return, and I hope you’ll read the others that are taking part in The Dog Days of Summer.
Blogdramedy – the alpha dog
1pointperspective – circus dog (inside joke that’s not so inside if you go over and read his blog)
Steve Betz – in for a Penny, in for a pound (I AM good!)
Joe’s Musings – a bit of a scrappy scribbler
Jtailele’s Blog – the unknown element
MC’s Whispers – speaks five languages (not including puppy-speak)
Shouts from the Abyss – he knows how to sit up and beg
H.E. Ellis – he likes pithy and, for some reason, Chevy Impalas
Fix it or Deal – Amy’s into robots so she’s building her own mechanical dog
Lenore Diane – peanut butter & bananas sandwiches make her day (‘ats me!)
13 thoughts on “The Dog Days of Summer :: The Real Victim”
Love the mash-up! I cried when Cujo died, too. In the book, the boy died as well. I didn’t cry for him. Says a lot about me, I suppose. 🙂
I didn’t read the book, so I didn’t realize the boy died. Meh. Like you, I would not have shed a tear. I was too focused on Cujo.
I thought Pet Semetary was the scariest of all King’s books and the idea of evil-possessed Cujo coming back? Very good.
Thanks, Steve. Cujo deserved a second chance.
All the best dogs are in reruns. Most excellent piece.
Remind us again about why you are not blogging? Because you got the stuff, girl.
Thanks, BD. Your kind words are appreciated. The stuff doesn’t flow like it did several months ago. Glad I am able to pull out something decent still.
Loved the Pet Sematary bit! Never even thought of that!
Thanks, HE. Cujo deserved to be brought back. Dogs rule. 🙂
I am totally with you on the pets…cats included. They show their love. just differently. 😉 But, I’ll pass on the Blogdramedy. You seem to have it nailed. 😉
Thank you, Linda. Let’s hope I make it the full 10 days.
It’s nice to see you writing again. 🙂
Thanks, Patti. It feels a little strange.
I refuse to watch aq pet themed movie after crying in Elementary school after watching Old Yeller. Good for her that she has Cujo’s best interests at heart.