The August 15, 2022 story challenge from Charli Mills at Carrot Ranch is to: Write a story that uses the idea or phrase, “floppy as puppy ears.” You can be explicit or implicit with your response. What is floppy and why? It doesn’t have to be about dogs at all. Go where the prompt leads! Submit at Carrot Ranch by August 20, 2022.
Imagining by D. Avery
“I love it here,” she whispered.
Her imaginary friend smiled in reply. She knew that even though they were away from the house they should still be quiet. But she agreed it was a cozy safe spot.
The moss and needles are so soft and warm in the sun.
“Like a puppy’s ears.” But then she got sad remembering the puppy. “I want to stay here forever,” she said.
And why not? The spruce boughs would keep them hidden. But eventually shadows overtook the sun. Her tummy growled. “I’ll be back,” she said.
But she wasn’t so sure.