Molly Ovenden

Leaning on God's understanding

Potato, Lamborghini, cubicle

The following is part of a 15 minute freewrite I did using the above words as a prompt.

This morning Alexa woke up to a potato nestled on the spare pillow next to her in bed. Needless to say this realisation was accompanied shortly thereafter by a loud and obnoxious, slimy, licking of her face by Scruffy: a grey and white hairy retrieving dog of some sort. Scruffy’s fur was so much so that it covered his eyes and all one could make of his face in detail, were his shiny black coat button nose and the sweetest, frothiest, pink tongue that inevitably at any occasion persisted in protruding from his happy mouth. The size of a Scottie dog who liked perching in laps, Scruffy did not bark incessantly which did well for Alexa because she preferred quiet mornings and the dogs from across the valley did enough yapping to annoy her first thing in the morning. Scruffy’s annoying habits remained humorous and moderately civil, for a dog…

Have you ever had a pet? Write what you know.


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