Friday Fictioneers: Up Pup

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PHOTO PROMPT © Ted Strutz

Up Pup

Lenny only went to the library when he knew he could be alone. The librarian greeted him warmly. Lenny smiled shyly as he walked past her.

He walked the aisles twice and checked behind the center displays. Once he was sure he was alone, he picked out a book.

“Hop On Pop” was a favorite. Lenny could sound out most of the words. “You…you…Oo…Pee…Pee…P. Pee…Pee…P…You…You…Oo…P. Poop.” He laughed before correcting. “Uh…p pup. Pup is up.”

The Librarian peeked around the corner. “Lenny, kids are coming. It’s an early day.”

Lenny didn’t like kids. They teased him for trying to read.

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  1. It is understandable that kids will so often be mean about things like that. The reasonably decent ones will eventually outgrow it and others should always be throttled. He should be commended for trying to improve his life

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    1. Hee cud tri dat. I assume there’s an insecurity that goes along with such a disability. It’s one thing to do it in secret, but something entirely different to open himself to a group.

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    1. That’s serious ostracization.

      They are all sold. Troy Jr., my favorite, is going to his new home next weekend. The others are waiting till they get their second shots a week or so later. All that’s left is to try not to cry when they leave.

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      1. Yes, they are loving homes. We’ve met them all. Lil Troy is going to be a little autistic girl’s first dog. She and her brother started a dog fund with their allowance. Their parents are going to surprise them. That makes it all worth it. That and the $3000. Yes, Zero’s still staying, but my roommate changed it to the Greek spelling. She’s Xero now. Still alternately Helen Of Troy.

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