This weeks Mondays Finish the Story challenge is the featured image (© 2015, Barbara W. Beacham) and the first sentence is “She lived a life that some would describe as being on edge.” Once again I’m happy to have the opportunity of adding my entry to all the great flash fiction entries that you can find by clicking on the link.
Living on edge
She lived a life that some would describe as being on edge. You could tell just by looking at her. She was continually tense, nervous and extremely irritable.
As she entered the room she seemed to bring life’s tensions with her. Bustling in with short rapid steps, making the shortest route to the sofa.
Paul cleared his throat to speak but she snapped angrily.
Reaching into his trouser pocket he grabbed his lucky nickels as if reaching for inspiration. They slipped noisily to the floor and hearing her yap once again he glanced towards the sofa and saw her trembling and panting noisily, tail tucked and hidden behind her.
He pushed the button under the ledge of his desk to signal he wasn’t to be disturbed.
Outside the office, a red light shone just beside the sign – Paul Gallant : Pet Behaviour Counsellor.