Doug waited for the right moment. Patience was always rewarded.

He pretended to be asleep to throw her off the track. She glanced at him briefly. He didn’t see it, but he sensed it. He was good at these things.

Shifting his shoulders ever so slightly, he lay there, waiting.

The sound of the plate touching the table was his cue. It would take her just five seconds to turn and leave it unattended. In a single leap, he sprang and devoured the dish.

She turned, gawking. “Doug, you bad dog! Did you just eat that whole piece of cake?!”


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An Oxymoron rendered inย micro-fiction.

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15 thoughts on “Whole- #FlashFiction #AtoZChallenge

  1. Forget the dog, I’m the kind of sneaky little brat who can quickly scoop up icecream from a tub without anyone realising it. The trick is to remove it parallel to the way it was in the tub. As in, maintain the same geography and terrain of the icecream mountain in the tub ๐Ÿ˜›

    Witty much this is โœ…๐Ÿ˜‚

  2. Great story! You are so good at this flash fiction stuff. Naughty Doug! I don’t blame him though. I’d have done the same thing where chocolate cake was involved. DROOOLLLLS!

  3. What a sinful image, Shailaja! It showed on my timeline in the morning today and believe me, I’ll be craving for it all day… or till the time, I’ll not have it!


  4. Hahaha…it used to happen so often at my place! A plateful of kaju barfi would vanish in seconds, before we could utter a word of protest! ๐Ÿ˜€ And, the guests to whom we had offered it would be left awestruck….dumbfounded at the entier scene!
    Such a cute post, Shy! First the picture of the sinful cake attracted me to it and then, the first line and I knew this had to be a doggie-story!
    Loved it!

  5. Ha ha! How cute. I’ve been witness to one of those quick cleanups from the plate. Whole piece was gone ๐Ÿ˜‰

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