Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers – Carl and Rover


Image: The Storyteller Abode_ Thanks Louise

Carl loved taking his master for a walk. It wasn’t hard to get him motivated. A good solid wag of the tail, a wistful look and a movement toward the front door and the master whom he called Rover was organised.

Carl was always attentive to Rover’s needs and made sure that Rover was always pottied before they left home.

On their walks Carl loved the park. He admired the flowers and the trees rich in blossom. His favourite potty place was just beyond the acacia tree with its bright red blooms. Carl enjoyed sniffling out the right spot to crouch and do his stuff.  All the time Rover looked on patiently, Carl surmising he was thinking about his own potty needs.

Today being sunny, Carl was hoping to see Milly the dachshund who walked her mistress, Spot, in the same park and Carl could feel his nose softening once again for her.


Written for: https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2016/10/17/fffaw-challenge-week-of-october-18-2016/

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24 Responses to Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers – Carl and Rover

  1. Joyfrida says:

    Hmmmmm, what is it with all the lovey dovey’s 😉

  2. Lynn Love says:

    Nice hound’s eye view story, Michael. I hope River and Spot appreciate their walk 🙂

  3. Hahaha! Love it! Adorable story Michael. Very confusing at first with the names but loved how it ended. Great imagination!

  4. jademwong says:

    Hehe love the personification of the dog. And I am loving all the romance themes this prompt has inspired with all the stories. Yours is super sweet ❤

  5. Lyn says:

    Having owned a dog or three in my life (once I overcame my early childhood terror of them), I’m thinking this is pretty much close to the truth 🙂

  6. rosemawrites says:

    i am in full smiles as i read this delightful piece, Michael. Nice perspective. 🙂

  7. mandibelle16 says:

    So cute! Great POV.

  8. Ameena k.g says:

    Aww, I love how you added in the end that Carl had another extra reason for going to the park, the daschund. A lovely story

  9. afairymind says:

    I love the use of tbe dog’s viewpoint! A really enjoyable read, Michael. 🙂

  10. Some lovey dovey doggy thingy going on here. Carl’s in looove

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