99 word prompt : getting it off

August 17, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write about an escape artist. It can even be you, the writer, escaping into a different realm or space in imagination. It can be any genre, including BOTS (based on a true story) or fantasy. You can focus on the escape, the twist or the person who is the escape artist.

To participate in this writing prompt, here’s the link:  https://carrotranch.com/2017/08/25/august-24-flash-fiction-challenge-2/


Houdini on 4 legs, that’s Rottie Mutt.

He recently had “surgery,” a generic term used in place of the word “castration.”  Some people (I’ll not name him) don’t like the thought of balls being cut off. But he couldn’t argue with my logic.

“I’m not doing anything to him that I haven’t done to myself.”  After all, the uterus is just another type of ball.

It took 30 minutes for the vet tech to fetch him.  Holding the cone of shame she sighed out her defeat. “A head that big and he keeps finding ways to get it off.”