“Two-Minute Tuesdays” are a series of micro-stories written in five minutes or less. Consider them “public practice,” like that guy who shoots free throws in the park. Prompts are supplied at the bottom in case you want to try your own hand at one of them.
The Plastic Dog
He found the plastic dog lying by the side of the road. It was small, a children’s toy, was missing one leg, and was a violent shade of violet. He picked it up without knowing why.
There was space in the shopping cart for it–the jugs of water were mostly empty and he’d lost the sleeping bag under the overpass when the cops had chased him out. The plastic dog perched in the front corner like his son had used to do when he did the grocery shopping.
(prompt: The Plastic Dog)