Puppy for Christmas! #amwriting

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Puppy for Christmas!


“I’m getting you a pet for Christmas,” Scott said.

I was over-the-moon. A puppy! Puppy breath! The sweet wagging tail! The 2 am awakenings in the freezing temperatures for house training…but still: Puppy!

On Christmas morning, we lingered over pastry and coffee, opening presents. I was mystified by the quietest puppy in the history of puppydom.

Grinning, Scott left the room.

Here it comes. I was squealing inside wondering what breed it would be, not that it mattered.

He returned with a hairy creature crawling on his forearm.

“What’s that?”

“A Chilean Rose Hair tarantula.”

“Of course, it is.”


end 100 words

Sascha Darlington


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39 thoughts on “Puppy for Christmas! #amwriting

  1. Oh dear, someone has a very different idea of what constitutes a “pet” than she expected! Seems like he was getting her what he wanted, and being oblivious to what she liked — not a good sign for their future together. Makes for a fun story, thought!

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  2. I would have asked him to choose between the gift and me, after a heated speech about his insensitivity, had it been my husband . Lucky for Scott, he received such a calm reaction.
    A great, fun story, Sascha.🙂

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