Hello everyone and a warm welcome to PART 3) of the entries for my weekly: “Fiction in A Flash Challenge” Week #15.
Today I’m featuring a contribution from D. L. Finn.
I set the following Challenge:
Hello everyone and welcome to my new “Fiction in A Flash Challenge!” Each week I’ll be featuring an image and inviting you to write a Flash Fiction or Non-Fiction piece inspired by that image in any format and genre of your choosing. Maximum word count: 750 words.
Here is the prompt:
CALL OF THE WILD
I hear him call me
One howl in the distance
It rolls over the frozen snow.
My reply is muted behind a barrier
I try to jump…
I try to dig…
I try to scratch…
Through the wooden prison planks.
I’m offered meals…
A small house…
A manicured lawn.
I’m cared for, yet unhappy.
My blood runs through the forest
A place where I can roam freely.
Then a bright light washes over me
The portal to heat and treats opens
I stop to mark my territory.
Holding my tail high…
I pad across the alpine tundra
And lay by the crackling fire.
Listening for the call of the wild
I drift to sleep with my favorite chew toy.
Tomorrow I will answer that call—tomorrow.
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