Title: Things We Do for Love
Source: Flash Fiction Challenge
Prompt: Write a story to the theme “a dog in the daisies.”
Word count: 99 words
Photo by Ian Wetherill on Unsplash
Abra was true to her name – mother of many. I had qualms about breeding her, but since she was the county’s best herder, every farmer wanted one of her pups.
She whelped ten, five males and five females. I named the girls after flowers and the boys after trees. Everyone asked about them. When would they be weaned? How much did I want for them?
I auctioned nine and they passed on the runt, Daisy. I gleefully keep her. Daisy resembled her mother, and she stole my heart. And like her mother, she became the county’s best herder.
Keep on writing.
Jo Hawk The Writer