Midweek writing prompt – snow dog

Okay, not exactly midweek, but yesterday was all about carousing, carolling and Christmas spirit! Now we’re back on track, here’s a pic to perhaps prompt a wintery tale.

Snow dogI encountered this small dog built from snow standing on a war memorial on a particularly wintery day. It made me think of an eerie tale my dad used to tell of a loyal hound standing guard over his master’s grave until he himself froze to death…

The way my dad told it, only his head remained un-iced, so that he became the ‘dog-less head’ – a terrifying ghost story when you’re a small child!

Of course, the snow dog also brings to mind more genial ideas of children playing, and of course, the thought of a lonely boy or girl making him as a friend who might then come to life…

So many possibilities!

If this idea prompts you to write something, I’d love to know. Just send an email to Judy(at)socket creative.com. You could end up published onSkyLightRain.com!