Flash Fiction #91 – A Dog Named Maybe and His Trouble with the Back Yard

Other dogs in the neighborhood bark as the couple walks by.

Not Maybe;

he waits for them

and pushes his head through the fence, expecting pets.

Instead, they run across the road,

nearly getting hit by a garbage truck.

Maybe doesn’t understand the backyard.

No matter what he tries,

no pets.

He’s a good boy.

His owners and their friends say so.

He gets human pets all the time,

why not out here? 

The couple glances back at the pitbull

still leering at them.

Next to his head in red is written:

Beware of Dog

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