Stories tagged pets

True Enough to Tell

1111 views22 comments11 fav

Matt and Fred met for beer every Wednesday. Weather permitting, they sat outside at a table shielded by a huge mushroom of a Coors umbrella, though neither would touch Coors beer. Matt always drank Guinness...

The Chicken Chronicles

4545 views22 comments11 fav

As a typical modern American, raising chickens seemed a throw-back to the olden days, kind of like smoking your own hams or pounding your clothes on rocks down by the river. Still, it was my fantasy.


8282 views11 comment11 fav

Then I see her walking down the grass aisle: my assignment....


14501450 views66 comments11 fav

"I expect 50% of the agreed fee. In cash.” I dropped the envelope at the designated spot and parked up the street.


16011601 views00 comments00 favs

As I fed Puff, I thought about the nightmare Lily shared with me that morning. She dreamed Puff had a hole in his throat and all his blood squirted out until he got as small and skinny as a deflated baloon.


816816 views33 comments22 favs

Chewy is an old dog. His face is mostly white.

The Dog's Familiar

864864 views00 comments00 favs

The county sent two crews, one to get Mr. Meyers, the old shut-in, tall and affable, but quiet and bent, like a crooked coat rack with a porkpie atop, the other for his dog, an english setter whom he shadowed like a familiar. I say he was the familiar and

Pet Marital Therapy

88 views00 comments00 favs

"This case is hopeless," said the vet.


11031103 views33 comments33 favs

I didn’t see the little boy run up to Bandit until it was too late. The kid was about four and was excited to see such a big dog. He reached out his hand to pat Bandit’s head and Bandit lunged at him. The leash was wrenched from my hand, leaving a bloody

We Collect Skulls

208208 views88 comments44 favs

all about the American dream

gravelortian part 9

10821082 views33 comments33 favs

Unhook the newsfeed

ten skulls

77 views00 comments00 favs

short poem I wrote with no socks on, the floor was cold.


12021202 views2121 comments1414 favs

a special heaven

Warning! Please Read this Before Adopting a Pet

958958 views44 comments22 favs

One evening I came home late from work to find my wife drinking white Zinfandel by the fireplace in the living room and reading Wallace Stevens poems out loud to the dog, curled at her feet.

For my Good Boy who has no idea

519519 views55 comments44 favs

Good Boy, when you first came home you were named after a shitty beer and that just seemed strange,