First entry, on “Fireside Stories Writing Challenge,” my classmate, and talented writer, Josh Kornexl.
The Black Lab
The lab was coal black with just the slightest dusting of fine white hairs on her slender snout leading up to her nose. She was the most affectionate companion that he had ever known. She nuzzled her cold nose up to the back of his bare knee and even though the sudden sensation was uncomfortable, he smiled to himself. They had been together for many years now.
He turned in his chair and ran his hand over the length of her smooth coat. She looked up at him with the deep brown eyes the color of a cup of coffee with two teaspoons of creamer in it. They sat under peaked lids and seemed to him to resonate a sense of fulfillment and contentment.
The small wooden Thomas mantle clock chimed off the time and brought the man from his tired reverie in front…
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