Spot was written as an entry for the 1000 word challenge - specifically the 'Stop!' competition.
It didn't win. The winning story was much, much better and you can read it at http://www.1000wordchallenge.com/ (just go to the Winners page)
Or if you like you can download and read my shaggy dog story here.
I've been writing for as long as I can remember (I think my first letter was a P). I got a degree writing about other people's writing and ever since then I've earned a living writing commercially, one way or another. But I never stopped writing and refining my own stuff. I just didn't do anything with it, until now.