Title: Almost Friends
Source: 100 Word Wednesday: Week 90
Word count: 100 words
I saw the big brute and froze. Too late, big red ears flapped, slapping his jowls as he lumbered toward me, stopping a few feet away.
My heart was a jackhammer trying to crack a concrete chest. He heard it, advanced, then collapsed, his pointy, sniffing nose buried in fallen leaves. Eye to eye we stared. Stalemate.
My nose betrayed me, twitching twice. His eyebrow leaped skyward, his ears followed, he lunged, and a long, pink tongue licked my head leaving a slobbery streak between my ears.
The spell broken, I jackrabbited through the leaves. He barked but didn’t follow.
Keep on writing.
Jo Hawk The Writer