The scruff of the neck is the base of the hairline, the hair which grows on the neck. The term is also used to refer to the back of a shirt, blouse, or dress. In the animal kingdom, grabbing someone's scruff is a protective gesture. Among humans it's a dominating gesture. The line between the two is thin and twisting and often misunderstood. I'm not meaning to explain anything. I just like the word scruff.
Scruff and cuff like jacket cuff. Jacket cuff makes good contact and cuff is a verb too. Cuff is also punishment.
I have moved all the notes for my latest writing project to a suitecase. It is very heavy. My fiction fluxes; I travel in and out of the character's perspective. Now you see him, now you don't. It's choosing whether or not to hear both sides of a phone conversation. And it touches every word. There's nothing to blog because nothing is happening that I can say. I starve and I write and that's this.
Someone grabbed him by the scruff.