Damn it, Bob

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “A Dog Named Bob.”

I have a dog named Bob.

Bob wasn’t the most well-behaved pet around.

Once, he tackled the wooden post and got his head stuck in the mailbox.

“Damn it, Bob,” I said as I struggled to pull him out.

Once, he chased a bluejay across the street and barely escaped getting hit by oncoming traffic.

“Damn it, Bob,” I said as I hurried after the crazed furball.

Once, he lunged at the dining table because he wanted more food.

“Damn it, Bob,” I said as I picked up the broken shards of Mom’s favourite ceramic plates.

Once, he snatched the bottle of maple syrup from my hand and hightailed it out of the kitchen.

“Damn it, Bob,” I said as I played a game of hide-and-seek for half an hour.

Once, he tried eating my pen and got blue ink all over him. When I spotted him, he gave me a cheeky grin.

“Damn it, Bob,” I said as I dragged him into the bathroom.

But I loved him anyway. And he loved me.

So when he grew old and ailing, I cried as he fell into a deep sleep.

“Damn it, Bob,” I said, one last time.

[Hope this is alright. Not a storyteller kind of person yet 😀]

Altered

It is the year 2122. The paranormal is acknowledged as a legitimate branch of science, and countries are racing to harness its powers for themselves.

Charlotte Flores has been living in middle-class Zone 8 ever since the Blackout. Life is peaceful, way too peaceful. She has feelings that others do not, and at night her dreams are plagued with ghastly visions. But she continues to keep everything happening to her a secret, even as the lingering sense of dread grows with each passing day.

When a Corrupted attacks the city, a series of unexpected events puts her under accusation. She is banished into the outside world. And she finds herself more alone than ever before.

How long can she stay sane?

Rather than an idea for a book that I will probably never write, I envisioned this story as a TV show instead. Putting actions into words is tough, for me at least. This non-existent story was inspired from a Reddit post and numerous animes.