Daily Archives: August 1st, 2013

In Treatment

turmoilThis is day one of The Dog Days of Summer, a Blogdramedy writing challenge. If you came here looking for quality content you are decidedly barking up the wrong tree. -Ed.

In Treatment
Tom B. Taker

His jowls jiggled as he spoke. There was some spittle.

“I can’t shake it, Doc,” he said. “He haunts me. I see him everywhere I go. I’ve scratched myself raw. I’ve developed a nervous tick. I even ate some poop.”

He paused, glanced around suspiciously then continued in a hushed voice.

“I’ve even, you know. Licked myself.”

Pause. “Down … there.”

I nodded. “I see. How did this make you feel?”

“Like I’m a bad dog!”

“Look, Cujo. It’s not unusual. He may behave like your mom but he can’t really hurt you.”

“Don’t you think I know that?”

The door creaked open and there he was. “Yo quiero Taco Bell!”

Blogdramedy’s The Dog Days of Summer writing challenge commands victims participants to author ten stories, ten days in a row, consisting of exactly 110 words each. All stores are themed based on dogs that she has pre-selected. For more information about the challenge and to view the work of other participants, please click the link. But only if you want stories that have real teeth.