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Very Short Stories: "Trick"

A moving image of a doberman's face whilst barking and bearing his teeth
Here, boy...

"Here, Trick!"

He's calling me again. Reluctantly I trot over, tongue lolling out of my snout.

"Who's a good boy?!"

Not me. Why do you think I'm in this stupid body now? When I killed my wife I had no idea this kid would grass me up.

It's ok. I'll get him. I'm home now.

- Victoria Collins, Kent Coast Ghosts


#vss365, or "Very Short Stories" began life on Twitter as an opportunity for writers to share a short story within the Twitter character limit based on a daily word prompt. The challenge is that the prompt must be included in the story itself! Anyone is welcome to join in - just search on Twitter for the hashtag, click on "latest" and you'll see the day's tweets featuring the daily prompt.


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