Have you heard of #1000Speak? A community of bloggers have agreed to blog about Compassion on February 20 of this year. In preparation, Charli Mills over at Carrot Ranch is encouraging her Rough Writers (and friends) to write a 99-word piece of fiction about compassion. So, even though it’s not February 20 yet, here is my bit.
A sharp bark startled Jenny awake. She sat up and shook Fred’s shoulder.
“It’s your turn,” she mumbled.
“Umph,” Fred replied.
“How are you so eloquent this late at night?” Jenny heard the edge to her voice. She remembered the marriage counselor suggesting they be compassionate toward each other.
Five minutes later, the golden retriever curled up in his bed, recovering from the snowy back yard. Jenny took off her boots, peeled off her jacket, and went upstairs to sleep.
When the sun peeked in the window the next morning, a fresh cup of coffee stood on her nightstand.