5 Minute Freewrite: Tuesday - Prompt: dog breath

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You're lyaing down in the on the side walk after scrounging through garbage can, which produced nothing edible. You haven't had anything to eat all day.

You look around. People pass by. They don't care to notice you laying there, skinny, malnourished, and about to crack. It makes you sick to your stomach that people ignore the horror before them.

You are interested in learning many things, but the nightmares of your traumatizing past hit you like a ton of bricks when you go to learn something new. It is much safer to stay in your comfort zone. You know the territory.

A dog comes up to you. It looks like a stray with the only thing separating you from it is the form in which one presents itself. You smell the dog breath as it comes up to greet you. Another creature left out in the cold. Maybe you can befriend it. They don't judge you by the way you look.

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Non-Fiction
DudeBittersweetHookHousecoatNail
Faster Than LightSweaterA Ridiculous Amount of FunMosquitoBamboo
The EntrywayPartyImportantHer Homemade JamsBack Pain
MotherMilkSwingBored StiffMonkey’s Wedding
AppetiteTravelFrosting a CakeBonesClouds
ScratchWetDepressionCampingQuadrillion
Describe the Room You Are InDewSkinnyMoldHerbs
WoodCore ValuesPlayersSyrupSell-out
SpaparachutesGrapevineNothingMishap

Fiction
Cane (Bonus: Red Wine)BasketParasolWireA Kiss
CherryMiamiLizard CavePhonePrototype
DiscordA Jumble of WordsSuffers in SilenceBathTalking Dog
Grand PianoEpilogueChalkFood to the TableBasics
CopySquashFried ChickenPotbellied PigCancer
Dog Breath

Ongoing StoriesNumbered in Order of Story's Progression
Detective Story#1 Trolley #2 Flea #3 Awakening
Suspense/Horror#1 Late #2 Banana #3 Paper #4 Tree #5 5 #6 Home Alone #7 Doctor’s Office
The Stall#1 Medium #2 The Stall #3 The Stall #4 Mice #5 Detective #6 Homeless #7 Eyebrows #8 40 Percent Off #9 One Year #10 The Stall
Church#1 Church #2 Ornate #3 Chips #4 State

Poems
#52 Caterpillar#85 Wildflower

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The Crooked UmbrellaThe PictureThe Chair That I’m Strapped ToA Common Ending
WithdrawalRichard’s SurpriseThe TrapCanyon Making You Crazy?
The HawkEmerge from the Depths


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Humans can detect sounds at 20,000 times per second, while dogs can sense frequencies of 30,000 times per second.

Very nice. Thanks. 8-)

this has touched me a fiber, many times we judge the homeless without stopping to think about the hell they are going through

So very true.

Many of us won't stop to look at our own trauma. That shit hurts and is painful to deal with. We live in a very sick mental institution.

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It’s awful to see such an epidemic of homelessness when, with a little will, it is a problem so easily solved.

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How is the problem easily solved?

How is it not easily solved? The Dutch, for example, manage it pretty effectively with innovative social policies. Here in Dublin a couple of years ago a homeless organisation took over an empty office block and housed all of the street sleepers for months, all paid for by donations from businesses and ordinary people, until the state prosecuted them and the courts evicted them. I believe with the will, there is always a way.

I think homelessness has more to do with what sort of environments they were brought up in. If their childhoods were traumatic, which fits most homeless people, how can they be expected to end up anywhere else but the streets? That and education. We have a very corrupt educational system.

There is supposed to be something happening here in L.A. for the homeless. The politicians got a bunch of money at least. What are they doing with it?

I think most people want to throw money at the problem instead actually working to fix the problem. Fixing the problem means facing their own shadow. How many people do that? Very few.