A Dog Named Reggie was inspired by a short story or writer’s prompt (I can’t specifically remember which) that I saw on Tumblr. The foundational idea was about a dog who is repeatedly adopted and returned because he’s sullen and lethargic. This story had a strong emotional core and I felt like it had a lot of potential for expansion.
I really wanted to just get my ideas down on paper so this first draft focuses heavily on Reggie, but I would definitely love for this story to expand so we can see the struggles that Olivia is still facing with the death of her childhood dog.
Log line: Three years after the death of her childhood dog, Olivia welcomes a sullen soul into her life and helps bring him out of his melancholy state.