Pet Project

0D71FB32-9106-4465-AD24-B800F1BBA048“I need to reserve the next few days to finish this project I started,” Stan said. Seeing the expression on my face, he asked me, “Why did you respond that way to what I just said?”

“I’m sorry,” I said, “I didn’t mean to snicker, but you’re being totally arbitrary. This project of yours makes no sense.”

“You always criticize everything I do,” Stan said.

“But Stan,” I said, “you live in a one room apartment in a high rise building and you don’t have a dog. So why are you building a dog house?”

“You never know what the future will hold,” Stan said. “Now leave me so that I can work on my, um, pet project.”


Written for these daily prompts: Jibber Jabber (need), Your Daily Word Prompt (reserve), Ragtag Daily Prompt (project), The Daily Spur (respond), Word of the Day Challenge (snicker*), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (arbitrary).

*The Word of the Day Challenge was actually the word “smicker,” but when I Googled that word, I had a tough time finding a definition. One site said that it’s an antiquated word that means “to ogle and smile amorously used with at or after.” I unilaterally decided to use “snicker” instead of a word I never heard of and is archaic.

11 thoughts on “Pet Project

  1. pensitivity101 July 25, 2020 / 11:07 am

    Ah, memories of bringing a dog kennel home on top of our Yugo 45 (it was a display model and discounted). We looked like an under training camper van.

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