“Imagine…Life on a Chain” KindleVella Episodes 9 and 10 are here!

Magnum, who’s photo and life inspired the story

Have you checked out #kindlevella yet? It’s a fun way to read, as authors put out “episodes” weekly and you can check up on all your favorite stories when each new installment comes out.

I’m doing one on, what else, a chained dog who has to make his way to freedom. If you haven’t started the story yet, the first three episodes are free, and then the others cost very little per episode. Imagine….Life on a Chain is in its tenth episode, and here’s a teaser for episodes 9 and 10.

Episode Nine: A Ride to Nowhere

Lost and Lonely

Imagine spent the night miserable and alone, curled in a ball next to an old tree. Every unfamiliar noise spooked him and his mind spun, going over and over the moment Mom fell. He could feel the bugs taking up residence in the thick of his fur and remembered that no one had put flea medication on him in a long while. He scratched harder, bit at himself, trying to make the parasites feel as unwelcome as he did in this strange world.

“What did I do wrong?” he asked himself for the 99th time...

Catch up on all the episodes here.

Episode Ten: The Prince of Darkness

A Mistake, Alright

“That mistake,” the dog acknowledged, “cost me three years of my life…and counting.” He’d now been chained in this backyard for three winters, somehow surviving seasons of frigid temperatures, snowfalls, and ice, followed by unbearable seasons of heat and humidity.

He couldn’t tell which was worse.

He looked around bleakly. “And what a miserable existence it’s been. It’s unbelievable, but I’ve been stuck here longer than I lived with Mom and Dad and Dream,” he remembered, still wishing it was all a bad dream.

Thomas the cat washed his face and continued to be unimpressed by the canine’s revelations….

Catch up on all the episodes here.

Let me know if you’re reading along, and I hope you like the story so far! Stay turned next Thursday for the release of Episode 11.

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