FFftPP- The Little Black Dog

My little brother's blonde hair bobbed on top of the kitchen cabinets as he grabbed the container of chocolate pudding. He opened it and ate to his great delight. Before four year old Terry could get rid of the evidence, our dad came walking into the kitchen.


Terry's lower lip quivered as he stuttered out his response,

“A l l little b b black d d dog came in and o o o opened it.”

(Dad looked at him with a fierce look).

“A little black dog, you say?”

“Yes, a l l little b b black d d dog c c came in and o o opened it.”

(I'm sure our dad struggled to keep from laughing).

“…For the thousandth time, I promise you, it wasn't me!”

This is a true story.

This is my submission for the flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner, kindly hosted by, Roger Shipp. He provides us with a prompt photo and approximately 200 words with which we create our stories. This challenge is open to all who would like to join. For more information, click HERE.

To read the other stories submitted for this challenge, click HERE.


93 thoughts on “FFftPP- The Little Black Dog

  1. Haha little kids. Was always someone or some other beings fault, even if that being was imaginary. Good true story.

  2. Oh what a precious story, I love it! I bet he could hardly contain himself, in fact I bet when he left the room he did laugh! I used to love those containers of chocolate pudding, Snack packs…

  3. Uh oh! Pity the boy who can’t resist eating the chocolate pudding, and pity the little black dog that’s being blamed for a sin it surely never did. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    Thank you for bringing wide smile for me through your cute non-fiction story! ❀😘

    • I read Keith’s story and it reminded me of when this happened with my little brother so I decided to write about this. I hope Keith doesn’t mind that my story is similar to his.

  4. Beautiful story PJ, I saw you at Jackie’s Party and decided to come say HI, I have heard about joy around here :).It’s so nice to finally meet you. Following you right away dear! πŸ˜€

  5. So cute! Wonderful story, Joy. Children think they have an answer for their actions that sounds truthful, but just do not realize how adults can see right through their explanation. I’m sure in this case Terry figured he had the problem solved, but was really wondering how his dad found out the real truth! For Terry, his dog was a good solution for this problem….he probably figured his dad would not get too angry if it was the dog.

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