Watchdog – Patsy Collins – 2000 words (Commercial)
Katie and Dave gave me little Penny for company and to bark at intruders after I'd had a scare one night. If I'd known then who the intruder was, I'd never have agreed to owning a dog.
I heard the scrunch of hurried footsteps on the gravel and then the click as the security light switched on.
“It’s us Mum,” Katie called out. At the reassuring sound of her voice, I opened my eyes and relaxed my grip of the wooden chair arm.
“Mum it’s OK, we’re here. Are you hurt?” Katie asked, as she let herself and Dave, her husband into my house.
“Not hurt, just a bit shaken up,” I told her.
“Of course you are,” she said as she hugged me. “I expect they’ve gone now though.”
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