Tuesday, February 26, 2013
100 words inspired by the song , I Won’t Back Down, by Tom Petty and Deb.
Mary and Duke are old friends, you can read more about them at Vigil and Each Alone and New Beginning
He'd lagged behind, sniffing a tree trunk, investigating the innards of a shrub. The sound of rushing feet attracted his attention.
He watched with mild interest as the strange man knocked her down. Head cocked and tail wagging, he tried to grasp this new game. Until he caught the scent of her fear.
Instinct launched him across the grass to the struggling bodies. his teeth grasped the male's arm and pulled. The man screamed and swung at his head. He didn't back down. Another lunge and deep growl convinced the man to leave.
"Good Duke!" Mary sobbed into his fur.