by Stephen D. Rogers
Our dog came home with the leash in his mouth.
My husband wasn’t at the other end.
I walked the streets calling his name.
I talked to neighbors.
I filed a report.
I posted flyers on telephone poles offering a $100 reward.
Someone who found a loose husband called me, but he wasn’t mine.
He was, however, better behaved.
I updated neighbors.
Cancelled the report.
Pulled down the flyers.
Gave him a name.
BIO: Stephen D. Rogers is the author of A DICTIONARY OF MADE-UP LANGUAGES and more than 800 shorter pieces. His website, www.StephenDRogers.com, includes a list of new and upcoming titles as well as other timely information.