I don’t want to wake up. I still feel exhausted and my head is pounding. But I don’t have much of a choice. My bed feels like it’s made of metal.
Ok. . . It is made of metal. What the -? I’m laying on metal surrounded by bars. I’m in a cage? What is going on? I hear barking. I see more cages stacked all over the place. Some of them have dogs in them. These cages aren’t that big. How did I get in here?
Whoa. This- this can’t be happening. Somebody glued fur all over me. I don’t remember going to a party so I couldn’t have committed a party foul. If this is a prank, it’s a really messed up one.
Now that I think of it, I can’t remember what I did last night at all. Even everything before that is kind of hazy. I remember talking to my ex. . . Oh my God! She has to be behind this!
We dated for a couple months but she was a total prude so I dumped her. She called me a dog. Pfft whatever. She was just mad ’cause she got dumped by me. And I’m awesome.
There’s no way she’s behind this. I must be dreaming. This isn’t possible. I mean, she is a genetic physicist but even she couldn’t pull this off. Could she?
“Hey, we have a new dog, Michelle!” Doug leaned close and peered into the cage. “Hey there fella. Man, you’re an ugly sucker. Wait, what’s that in your collar?” He reached in and pulled out a piece of paper. It read, “This dog was found humping a lot of girls’ legs. He’s up to date on his shots but needs to be put down. P. S. I cut off a little too much when I neutered him. Oops!”
For the IndieInk Writing Challenge this week, SAM challenged me with “You awake and you realize you are no longer human, you’re an animal. You are surrounded by cages filled with more animals. You are in a kennel. A man wearing a white coat walks past your cage but you are unable to move, Your eyes follow him, and when he turns, you recognize him. What animal are you, who is this man, and why did he do this to you? You have 500 words, and you must write it from the point of view (first person) of the animal you became.” and I challenged Nimue with “You deserve much better than me.”