A 200 word story inspired by the picture.



A Whiff Of A Scent

Us dogs, there’s not much we like more than to curl up in the sunshine. The heat soaks through our fur, our skin, warming our joints. It’s a feeling we relish.

There’s no unexplained noises. The birds are twittering away in the trees, the daisies are poking up through the grass. In the distance there’s the sound of a lawn-mower; too far away to bother about though.

Footsteps pass by on the side-walk and cars travel up and down the street; none are stopping or slowing to approach so I’ll just let myself relax and doze. The dreams start to work their magic, and I’m off, running in the fields....

A breeze seems to have picked up. While I’ve been sleeping the sun has gone behind a cloud, taking that warmth away with it.

But there’s something else....something interesting enough to bring me to my feet even though I’m still half asleep. There’s a smell on the wind, one that I’m sure that I recognise.

I turn my head, nose turned towards the wind for the ultimate aroma onslaught, and even though my eyes aren’t yet fully open, I’m on the move, tail wagging and saliva filling my mouth for......sausages!

Submitted: March 22, 2018

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Jeff Bezaire

A fun piece, JEF! The simplicity of a dog's life is at times an envious thing.

Thu, March 22nd, 2018 6:32pm


Ummm. Thanks, Jeff, but it's Hully! I had to come up with something for this picture.

Thu, March 22nd, 2018 11:37am

Jeff Bezaire

Oops! Sorry about that, Hully! I thought I'd clicked on JEF's piece. Well, it's been a while since I've felt like an idiot, so this is a good refresher. lol
Again, great work! And sorry for the mix up. :)

Thu, March 22nd, 2018 6:40pm


Not a problem. I've done the same thing before now!

Thu, March 22nd, 2018 11:45am

Sue Harris

Wonderful, Hully! You've captured him perfectly, well done!

Thu, March 22nd, 2018 9:04pm


Thanks, Sue!

Fri, March 23rd, 2018 5:03am

Mike S.

Ah, good old doggy tail!

Sat, April 7th, 2018 7:30pm


The picture said it all! Thanks for reading, Mike.

Sat, April 7th, 2018 12:36pm

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