Doggie Wisdom

Sometimes, it turns out, the most important decisions in life are made by your dog.

I found that quote on page 175 of The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog, written by Adam Gidwitz and illuminated by Hatem Aly. But I have to say, when I came across that sentence, I thought to myself, “That sentence could have started the whole story.” I also thought, “Wouldn’t that be a great writing prompt,” and “What a sentence! It opens up some narrative space!”

Moral of the story? Listen to your dogs, people. Listen to them.

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Christina Consolino is a mother, dreamer, author, editor and teacher from Dayton, Ohio. She's a member of the Plot Sisters and teaches Anatomy & Physiology at Sinclair Community College. She writes literary women's fiction, personal essays and more.

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  1. That would be a great story opener!! I’m going to give this prompt to my writing group. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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