Buckminster & Amber – 15

The banditos stopped by. Mo and Joe they say their names are, but I doubt it. They always wear masks and I think they go around stealing things in the neighborhood late at night. It’s 3 a.m. and I just noticed them prowling around our deck.
“Hey, let us in,” they ask. That’s what they always want.

“I can’t,” I tell them. I can’t reach the latch, and even if I did there’s no way I could move the door.”
“Too bad,” Mo says. “So how did Bucks get out?”
“I think one of the servants left a window open. Have you seen him?”
“Yeah. We saw him last night trying to catch a mouse under your neighbor’s deck. He wasn’t doing very well at it,” Joe tells me.
“House cat,” Mo adds. “Doesn’t have the killer instinct.”
This is true. I worry for him so. He must be cold and hungry. It’s been days now.
“Please tell him to come home next time you see him.”
“Okay, we’ll do that. Don’t see why he left,” Mo says. “Seems like he had it pretty good here, but I guess the grass is always greener. . . .
“Maybe so.” I watch the bandits shuffle off into the shadows. So much going on outside these dark nights, and there’s danger . . . the coyote. Where is Bucks now I wonder. I feel so alone. I miss him so. It’s been three days now.


About Bruce Louis Dodson

Bruce Louis Dodson is an American expat now living in Borlänge, Sweden with his wife, cat and dog. He is an artist and world traveler who writes fiction and poetry and practices photography in his less than copious free time. His work has appeared in: Barely South Review - Boundaries Issue, Blue Collar Review, Pulsar Poetry (UK), Foliate Oak, Breadline Press West Coast Anthology . The E-buffet, Qarrtsiluni, Struggle Magazine, Pearl Literary Magazine, Contemporary Literature Review: India, 3rd Wednesday, Sleeping Cat Books - Trip of a Lifetime Anthology, Northern Liberties Review, Authors Abroad - Foreign & and Far Away Anthology, The Path, Page & Spine, The Crucible, Sleeping Cat Books -Trips of a Lifetime, Vine Leaves, Pirene's Fountain,Tic Toc Anthology - Kind of a Hurricane Press, Cordite Poetry Review, Buffalo Almanac and mgv2.
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8 Responses to Buckminster & Amber – 15

  1. sedge808 says:

    OMG. they are coming !!!!

  2. Jew Boy says:

    Original Zombie Racoons!
    Rabid ones attacked me twice!
    Now its Beavers! Next its us?
    Dec 21st or whatever?

  3. catnipoflife says:

    That is just so-o-o-o-o cool! And to think yesterday I did the posting on reflections using Foxie’s reflection in the glass door! This one is priceless though…

  4. Raani York says:


    I am pleased to let you know that I have nominated you for the ‘BLOG of the Year 2012″ Award.
    If you would like to pick it up, please go to my own blog:


    There are the rules for you to follow and your Award to pick up.

    Congratulations – I just LOVE your blog posts – I do admire your talent and I’m convinced you deserve it!

  5. catnipoflife says:

    Did you see where catnip awarded you a Blog of the Year STAR on Dec 2 and Awakenings awarded you one on Dec 12? I think this is where I left off with Buckie so I will move forward from here…

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