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Monday, September 1, 2014

Laws of Motion

Bursting from the forest, deer strewn in his wake, he crashes through the mosquito screen and dives under her bed. Moonlight glints off the salt-and-pepper fur of his quaking hind leg. Shaken, Megan wakes to the distant pop and flash of fireworks.


  

36 comments:

  1. My Blue Heeler is the same way. Nicely done.

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    1. Thanks, Thom! I will confess here that the image is of a dog I had, but I was thinking of a bear : )

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  2. Aw, poor puppy. This might be the most unique thing that came through the window yet!

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    1. Thank you, Stacie! That's a lovely thing to hear.

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  3. That must have been frightening for the poor thing :(

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    1. I know of no animal that doesn't hate firecrackers. Thanks for reading, Shailaja!

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  4. I wanted it to be a werewolf but he wouldnt dive under her bed would he. And was that a dead deer it had or a deer that it killed all by itself?

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    1. It most certainly can be a werewolf! All dog-like creatures might dive under beds at the sound of fireworks. I had thought bear (some big out-of-control beast) trampling deer, yes.
      Thanks for the visit, Habiba!

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  5. I thought maybe it was deer hunting season -- or perhaps the 4th of July or some other holiday? I could picture vividly him scrambling under the bed. Thanks for the read, Kymm.

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    1. My dual residence, surely, causes the confusion. I hate firecrackers since living in Barcelona, where they shoot off fireworks at the drop of a hat.
      Thanks so much, Meg!

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  6. Very vivid scene, Kymm! You always choose such perfect words.

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    1. Glad you saw it so clearly. Thank you TIZ!

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    1. Some days that's where I'd rather be as well! Thanks for the visit, Michelle!

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  8. That was a wonderful story! Such descriptive details.

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    1. I'm so glad you liked it. Thank you, MWPL!

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  9. Poor thing : ( I hate fireworks!

    This is great. You painted this scene perfectly with only 42 words. I like the image of the deer strewn in his wake when he crashes through the screen.

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    1. Fellow fireworks hater here. I'm so glad you liked that image : ) Thank you, SW!
      (Loved your poem, btw!)

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  10. That's one scared little fellow. Great story.

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    1. Scared, yup. Little, not so much : ) Thank you, LHN!

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  11. Awww, poor fella! I wasn't expecting the fireworks, though.

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    1. Haha! Neither was he expecting them : )

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  12. I love the action of this, the sense of frenzied fear. (The poor Corgi I was dogsitting the last time we had fireworks made a heroic jump onto my bed--the first time ever--and lay there shuddering for what seemed like hours.)

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    1. Ooh, glad you got that sense. Yes, all the dogs I've ever known hate the sound of firecrackers.
      Thanks so much, Jennifer!

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  13. I know some dogs that get terrified by fireworks--great imagery!

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    1. I know none that don't! Thank you so much, Marcy!

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  14. Aww poor baby!! He knows where home is, huh?

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    1. Haha. Home is where you hide your head?
      Thanks for commenting, Jen!

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  15. Love the contrast between the dog's frantic need to hide and the moon's languid glinting. Beautifully painted.

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    1. Thank you, Sarah Ann! What a lovely observation.

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  16. Loved the visuals on this one! But our dog Maisy sleeps through fireworks. She's weird.

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    1. Thank you, Tina! Hmm, why am I not surprised your dog is weird : )

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  17. I loved the imagery of this one. This was great! My dogs are terrified of fireworks. Instead of fleeing and hiding they bark...and howl loudly! LOL

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    1. Yes, dogs and fireworks don't mix. Thank you so much, Kathy! Glad you liked it.

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