A 50-Word Story a Day Keeps the Boredom Away #67

Painting of a dog

After her beloved dog died from natural causes, Eleanor locked herself in her room and wept. Meanwhile, her husband, wishing to comfort her, stuffed the dog.

Happy with the result, he brought it to her. At the sight of it she fainted.

When she recovered, Eleanor spoke one word:


18 thoughts on “A 50-Word Story a Day Keeps the Boredom Away #67

  1. I’ve only ever seen one stuffed dog. It was a large white Parisian poodle, sitting in its favourite basket out in the sun with a perpetual snarl on its face. I was told by my companion that it was a French thing to stuff favourite pets (after death, of course). This was thirty-five years ago, so have no idea if it’s still allowed.

    Your 50-word story is most entertaining and neatly written.

    1. I think you’re right about the French liking stuffed dogs. The only stuffed dogs I’ve seen were in films, in Amelie, and in another French title which I cannot remember.

  2. Nice of him to want to comfort her. It is understandable and even cute, but in a disastrous way. Men…
    I can imagine his face after hearing what she said.
    Funny and interesting the situation…

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