“Pu-Chai,” Flash Fiction

The Carrot Ranch February 18, 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story where a character is in the right place at the right time. It may be a cause for celebration! Go where the prompt leads!

Respond by February 23, 2021, to be included in the compilation.


“How much is the black puppy?” I pointed to the fuzzy Pomeranian in the cage.

“That one? I’ll have to check. He’s been here for months.”

Dark, soulful eyes stared at me as if the pup understood the conversation.

“Pure black Pomeranians are rare. Is he papered?”

“Yup. Two champions in his line. Nobody wants him because he’s all black. You know, bad-luck.”

He nosed my hand through the cage.

“I’ll take him.”

“Looks like you are in the right place at the right time. He’s on sale, only $99.00.”


In my arms, Pu-Chai found his new home.

©2021 Colleen M. Chesebro

**Note: This is a true story. The name Pu-Chai, means black in Thai. This little guy lived with our family for 14 years. We still miss him.

Pu-Chai (Age 13) taking care of Alexandria, my oldest granddaughter who is now almost 20 years old.
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23 thoughts on ““Pu-Chai,” Flash Fiction”

  1. Pingback: Right Place, Right Time « Carrot Ranch Literary Community

    1. Awww, that is so sweet. After Puchai, we ended up with the two Pomeranian sisters, Sugar and Spice. They’re no longer with us, but I think of all of my fur babies often. Still miss them. <3

      1. When we got Sherky they didn’t say that but I assume it might have been the reason too. I like it that way because I feel safer with her out. Strange isn’t it? Our poor postman is utterly scared of her even though she only wants cuddles 🤣🙋‍♀️🐝

  2. What a heart-felt story <3 I have a calico kitty and some cultures view calicos as bad luck. My kitty brings so much joy to my life that I can't imagine life without her.

      1. 😀 That’s so adorable! I love how pets have pets 😀 Yes, my cat is beautiful. Strangers who see her say she’s beautiful. My cat takes after me 😀

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