Saturday, June 5, 2021


Carrot Ranch FlashChallenge - 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!


His power over me has its limits. He thinks I can be manipulated by one word from him. I will show him who has the last word.  He is not here.  I will do as I wish until he comes back. Yeah, I will show him.

But what do I want to do?  So many possibilities, I cannot pick. Every choice looks like trouble. Better just follow his orders; it’s the safe thing to do.

“Alright Maggie, you stayed. Who’s the good dog? .......... Here’s a treat.”

I remember now why I listen to him. He is my whole world


CharliMills said...

Such a sweet twist in your story when she remembers why she stays!

Rebecca Glaessner Author said...

I love this! It started with a darkness, eluding to humans trapped in toxic relationships and then, instead, you lifted the hearts of readers with the love and all-consuming flickering excitement of attention of a dog. I felt myself in her paws.

MRMacrum said...

Charli Mills - Yeah, when it comes to my Maggie I get all mushy inside. She came into my life when I needed her. Thank you. I am pleased you enjoyed it.

Rebecca Glaessner Author - That anyone care relate to this or anything I write is the icing I enjoy th emost from what I write.. Thank you.