The First Step to Fame and Fortune (flash fiction)
“Coast is clear!” Flynn called down from the branch. “Get your knapsack!”
Kate did just that as the dog scampered down the tree, then she said, “Sandwiches, check. Money for bus passes, check. List of friends who won’t rat us out and’ll let us crash on couches, check.”
Flynn, tail wagging like mad, barked out: “First, Westminster! Then the National Show! Then the American Kennel Club! Triple crown, baby. Fame and fortune’ll finally be ours, Katie.”
“Shh! We’ll get caught!”
“Sorry, got carried away. C’mon, say good-bye to your old life.”
“This place can’t hold us any longer. Let’s go!”
Once again, a bit of time has gone by since I’ve responded to the Friday Fictioneers’ prompt. Many other things have pulled on my attention, but I had to join in this week for the really neat photo above. It’s not every day you see a dog in a tree. It looks so proud up there. Check out the link below if you’d like to join the fun and write your own story. Also, please read the other stories from the many talented writers.
Friday Fictioneers prompt given by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Many thanks, Rochelle, for your work in posting the prompts! For other stories inspired by this photo, click here.
Photo copyright Rochelle’s daughter-in-law
Story copyright Dave Williams