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A Run in the Woods – Friday Fictioneers

Good Wednesday evening, my Peeps.  It is Friday Fictioneers time and, though my head is stuffy and my mind fuzzy, I wanted to play with you.  With a little idea from Frank at A Frank Angle, I came up with this.  Thank you, always to our leader, Rochelle, for keeping us cats in line.  And this week, thank you to Karen Rawson for this wonderful picture.

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A Run in the Woods

Frank and his dog Zeus loved to run in the backwoods. It was quiet and they rarely encountered other people. Every time they got to the stairs leading to the top of the hill, Frank made like Rocky and ran up, taking them two at a time, pumping his arms in the air once he reached the top. Zeus danced around him enthusiastically.

Frank decided to run down but he missed a step near the end, rolled, and landed flat on his back in the mud, staring up, wind knocked out of him, ankle broken.

That was graceful, eh Zeus?


171 thoughts on “A Run in the Woods – Friday Fictioneers

  1. Uh-oh, that part never happens in the movies! Well, not the good ones, at least. I think he might have wandered into a horror movie if he’s not careful.

  2. Dear Dale,

    I hope Zeus will channel his inner Lassie and get help. 😉 Frank’s lucky that the dog can’t talk and tell everyone how funny Frank’s fall looked. Meanwhile Frank can make up some grand reason for his injury. Good one…well for you, not so much for Frank.



  3. Q,

    Poor Frank! Well at least he has a guide who won’t YouTube this exploit for all the world to see. Zeus doesn’t ask for much, maybe a few extra treats as hush money. That’ll work . . .
    Love how you went with this prompt!


    • Must be… more worn and slippery in places. And as for Zeus – absolutely! After giving Frank a good licking!
      I’m about 95% better…

  4. Jack fell down,
    and broke his crown
    and Jill came tumbling after.

    Now I can’t get that song out of my head.
    Thanks for the flashback. 🙂

  5. I know I should be sorry for poor Frank, but he has a great sense of humour and that last line made me laugh. He could have broken his neck, so this is a happy ending, even if it’s painful. Great story-telling, Dale.

  6. “I meant to do that.” With so many morbid FF stories I assumed that when he tripped, that was the end of Frank 😉 Glad he’ll eventually be able to take Zues out for more runs. Uphill runs, not down….

    • Exactly! I was not going morbid… wasn’t even gonna break his ankle then decided at the last minute that his silliness should teach him a little lesson at least 😉

  7. Hmm, so funny for the reader watching Frank do his Rocky impression and then come a cropper. But I am a little worried for him getting out of there with a broken ankle. He’s got a lot of hopping to do.

  8. I enjoyed this story and, in years to come, I expect Frank will too. In fact, I can imagine him lying on the ground alternately laughing at his own clumsiness, and swearing at the pain. Nice take on the prompt!

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