Short Fiction, short story

Baby Time – 6 Sentence Story

dog sitting on rug overlooking green leafed plants
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Baby Time

Bursting in the door, Charmagne hollered, “bring on the party, your girl’s here!”

Slamming the pen down on my desk, shaking my head, looking at her, “Charmagne, can’t you, for once, just come in like a normal person, quietly polite?”

“Heck no, I gotta tell you something right now, it won’t hold no more.”

Rolling my eyes into focus, “What is it then, let’s have it.”

“I just came from the doctor and guess who’s gonna have a baby?”

With dropped jaw my question about who’s the daddy met this reply: “As far as I can tell it’s the rottweiler down the block, the one that keeps jumping the fence and messing with dear old Daisy beagle.”


There you have it! That’s my Six Sentence Story for this week. You can go to this LINK to learn more. Hope you will join in!




Just a little bug
leaving a potty trail
is how he got the name

Part of a heritage
from a friend’s tribe
of pooches
when a peekapoo and dachshund mate
you get a PeeWee

He was the baby
spoiled rotten
wouldn’t have it any other way


He barked at the mirror image of himself
so funny
a fierce opponent of That Dog!

Little did we know
just how much of a defender
he would become

The slightest noise
would have him at the door
ready to chase whatever he heard
protecting his domain

Yes, HIS I kid you not
I would say, “he can hear a squirrel fart in the woods.”


He knew his place
Wherever. He. Wanted. To. Be.

Most loved him
tolerated by some
revered as my personal love
my boy was the best

PeeWee wouldn’t have it any other way
nor would I



There you have it! This is my Poem A Day Challenge completed for Day 3 of National Poetry Month.
Prompts come from Robert Lee Brewer’s Asides Blog

Today’s prompt was: “For today’s prompt, write an animal poem. The poem could be about an animal. Or it could just mention an animal in passing. Or include an animal in your title and fail to mention the animal once in your poem. Your poem, your rules.”