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“Why are you always so bloody miserable? Jeez, it’s like working with the grim reaper!”
“I’m just fed up. I need a girlfriend. I’ve tried internet dating, singles bars, I even went dogging last night. It’s gnawing away at me. No-one ever gives me a second look.”
“You’re trying too hard.”
“That’s easy for you to say. You’ve got Maisy.”
“What happened at dogging?”
“It was pissing down rain. There was no-one there.”
“Do you really want the kind of woman who would go dogging?”
“Yes, yes, yes, yes.”
“I don’t know Johnny. Just be careful what you wish for.” (100)

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55 Responses to Dogging

  1. Great dialogue, Mick. I had to look up the word “dogging.” I didn’t realize it was an activity. Seems either it’s a UK term or I’m not up on recent vocabulary. He seems really desperate. Well done. 🙂 — Suzanne

  2. iamehsan69 says:

    Desperate guy!

  3. Sharp, realistic dialogue, Mick! I’m with Louise, there’s got to be a better way! 😉

  4. I wonder what is wrong with him that he can’t meet the ‘nice’ girls. Great video as well.

  5. gahlearner says:

    What Dale said: the things you learn… Gotta be sorry for the guy though. Loneliness is tough.

  6. Corina says:

    This sounds very realistic. You have the dialogue down! I’d like to read more about these two!

  7. hafong says:

    Very entertaining video! Had to google dogging as well. Thought it meant going to the dog park at first. Ha! Ha! You do meet a lot of people there. 🙂


  8. charlypriest says:

    Poor Johnny, a bit desperate. Who knows maybe he finds someone there dogging….

  9. k rawson says:

    That’s great–smart and authentic and I love the wisdom.

  10. Sightsnbytes says:

    nothing beats loneliness. Good story…I had to google ‘Dogging’ as well.

  11. mjlstories says:

    You are educating the world to the British way of life – I’m referring of course to duffle coats and rozzers of course in the video. Hilarious!

  12. There’s a very sad person. Still, whatever makes him happy.

  13. Dale says:

    The things I learn participating in Friday Fictioneers! What a hoot!

  14. plaridel says:

    what’s a friend for? he should go and find a match for johnny. 🙂

  15. Well, you learning something new every day! Thanks, Mick. (PLUS you made me smile.)

  16. ansumani says:

    LOL -What desperation! Hope he finds his doggy-mate.

  17. I think we call it parking here. It sounds a little gentler but I think, usually teenagers, are doing the same thing.

  18. Ridiculous and I’m still laughing at the video.

  19. I think it takes more than a place with hourly rates.

  20. Unique response to the prompt :-). Fun!

  21. Graham Lawrence says:

    I have no idea (yet) what doing is but I enjoyed the story!

  22. I need to google dogging. But he seems rather desperate.

  23. Dear Mick,

    Now that’s desperation. Not much hope for him.



  24. Sandra says:

    I was grinning even from the moment I saw your link-up. Perfect take on the prompt. I hope he’ll find what he’s looking for.

  25. There has to be a better way to meet someone!

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