“Almost midnight, time for your rounds!” smirked Tub the tabby cat, looking at the grandfather clock.
“That clock gives me the heebie jeebies!” answered Wilfred, the whippet, his heart pounding. Outside, it was deathly quiet. A field mouse startled him. “Woof, woof!” he barked. “Shhhhh,” he reprimanded himself. ‘Something awful might be watching me!’
“The neighbour’s dog’s barking,” whispered Margie.
“I’ll go look,” said George. From the window, he saw a burglar retreating.
‘That’s one vicious-sounding dog,’ thought Tom, the burglar.
The clock struck midnight. Wilfred’s blood ran cold. ‘I hate that clock!’ he thought.

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Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary(@carrie-oleary)
9 months ago

Fun story, Marianna and well done Wilfred with his savage bark! You could extend that one for one of your books for children. Good job

Emily O'Leary
Emily O'Leary(@emily-oleary)
Reply to  Marianna Pieterse
9 months ago

I was thinking the same thing!

I have a dog who gets nervy and barks at random things, so I can fully sympathise with poor Wilfred and his dislike of the clock ?

Emily O'Leary
Emily O'Leary(@emily-oleary)
Reply to  Marianna Pieterse
9 months ago

There is an eeriness to grandfather clocks isn’t there?! They give me a definite horror film vibe!

Linda Rock
Linda Rock(@linda-rock)
9 months ago

Ha ha, I agree with Carrie, Marianna, such a fun story and definitely worth extending! Love your animal characters!

Margarida Brei
Margarida Brei(@margarida-brei)
9 months ago

A humorous read, but I am not sure why the whippet dislikes the clock so much.

Preston Randall
Preston Randall(@preston-randall)
9 months ago

This made me laugh out loud, and that’s always a good thing! Thanks for an entertaining story with a nice twist at the end.

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
9 months ago

You made a very entertaining story, Marianna. Well done.

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