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Jerry's Bad Fur Day

Monday 8th July, Story #190/366

By L.C. SchäferPublished 14 days ago Updated 10 days ago 3 min read
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I woke to a sense of dread. It was hard to remember why. There was this feeling of wrongness. Something Bad was going to happen.

When She came downstairs, adoration sang through me, like always... but this time weighted with fear.

It’s Her. She's going to make the Bad Thing happen.

“Big day!” she said in a sing-song voice, patting my head. It wasn't comforting.

When the kids came downstairs, I couldn’t manage more than a little wag.

“What’s wrong with him, mum?” my eldest said, smelling of concern.

"Animals sense things, honey. Probably knows he’s going to the V-E-T.”

“Is he ok?” My daughter smelled worried and sad.

“He’s fine. It’s a little operation boy-dogs get to help them behave better.” She glared at me. I cringed.

After breakfast, she chivvied them into school uniforms, and wiped jam and toothpaste from the corners of their mouths.

“We’re going in the car today," She said. "I’m taking Jerry to his appointment right after.”

Normally I’d have been a quivering wreck, dying to barge out of the door, but today She dragged me, and manhandled me into the car.

There were no parking spaces outside the school, so She had no choice but to park further away and walk the children to the gate.

This was it. This was my chance.

I’d fought against this shape before, but never like this. This was fuelled by sheer balls-out terror. Something went snap. I felt my body changing...

I lay on the back seat like an animal. Sobbing, dishevelled, and stark bollock naked, but (and this is key), with opposable thumbs and a vague memory of how to use Doors.

Tumbling out on to the pavement, I started running as soon as I hit the ground.

People screamed, clapped hands over kids' eyes, held up their phones.

A naked man near a school, not good.

Running was harder in this shape, but I forced my legs to go faster. On four legs, I was her prisoner.

You’re not taking my balls, you bitch.

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Word count excluding note: 366

Submitted on Monday 8th July at 23.35


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The story behind the story: I sat down and wrote this one in one sitting. It took about half an hour to write out a first draft, and another half hour to prune it down. I got inspiration for the title from the video game Conker's Bad Fur Day (totally different concept; beer swigging, hung-over squirrel.)

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Comments (10)

  • Cody Dakota Wooten, C.B.C.13 days ago

    Escaaaaaaape! Oh it is so nice to know he's on the run! Haha, well told LC!

  • Lana V Lynx14 days ago

    Jerry’s adventures are so exciting. Where will he end up next? And can he easily shift shapes at will now or was it one-off, under the fear of losing his balls?

  • I love it! Keep his balls!

  • John Cox14 days ago

    Jerry has a serious problem. Wonder if there’s a support group for that? 🤔😳

  • Caroline Craven14 days ago

    So good L.C. Probably showing my age now but do you remember the tv series called Manimal where the guy would change into different animals?! Probably not! Ha! Anyway this is excellent!

  • Mark Graham14 days ago

    Kind of reminds me of The Shaggy Dog when he was changing. Hope you read my work here mainly in Critique.

  • Cathy holmes14 days ago

    Lol. That was wild. Run, good boy, run.

  • Well-wrought! I remember replaying Conker's with my oldest when she was six or so on a used N64 I bought for her. Game was a legitimately good platformer. We had a blast, though by today's standards the humor is tame! It was considered risque at the time of release...

  • Novel Allen14 days ago

    Leave the animals alone, stop caging and mangling them to suit our needs. So happy he escaped...run manthing...run. Shame that they do similar things to women in Africa and elswhere.

  • TheSpinstress14 days ago

    Unexpected! Thank goodness he escaped in time. 😄

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