“Sometimes the dog just comes into the living room and lies down.”

Gotham Writers Write-In — 3/18/22

Note: Non-fiction story with some slight details changed.

Sometimes the dog goes outside and barks at every passing car, person, other dogs, animal, or even the wind. Sometimes he goes to the window and stares. And Sometimes, the dog just comes into the living room and lies down.

Which is what he did today, but it was different. Arnie is a guard dog through and through. He lets everyone know that he’s in charge…

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Every Friday, Gotham Writers hosts virtual sessions for writers to join. People from around the world are given a prompt and 15 minutes to write. We share our stories and listen to others while we provide a supportive environment. This is a collection of some of those stories.

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Vanessa Fleming

Vanessa Fleming

A mixture of short stories created from prompts (@gothamwriterscollection) and stories to highlight women’s health advocacy (@thekindredchampion).