February 6: Flash Fiction Challenge – Goodbye

Charli’s Carrot Ranch prompt this week:

February 6, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story to the theme “a dog in the daisies.” It can be any dog, real or imagined. Push into the setting and as always, go where the prompt leads!

Goodbye

Buster bounded through the field, trampling daisies as he ran.

“Come on, boy. Let’s go.” Max called out to his canine pal. “I’ve got your favourite steak at home. Come on!”

Petra gently put a hand on Max’s shoulder. “Come on Maxy, we need to go.” She squeezed. Max turned, his eyes moist with unshed tears.

“He’s not coming back, is he?”

Petra swallowed a sob. She always knew this would be the hardest part, scattering the ashes of the family’s beloved pet dog in his favourite field.

Shaking her head, she took Max’s hand as her tears fell.

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  2. Jennie
    Feb 08, 2020 @ 22:01:40

    Awww… 💔

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  3. robbiesinspiration
    Feb 08, 2020 @ 14:34:27

    Very sad, Ritu.

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  4. Charli Mills
    Feb 08, 2020 @ 05:15:25

    Beautifully written, Ritu. Tears streaming. Our very first German Shorthair was Buster. Bobo was our last. We brought home her ashes today. Tears water what is green within is and from that we grow in love. ❤

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  5. Susan Zutautas
    Feb 07, 2020 @ 16:45:50

    Aww, so sad but beautifully written.

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  6. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Feb 07, 2020 @ 13:57:13

    Beautiful, but a little bit sad too. Care for Sonu and the feathered family members, Sis! Based on the loss of Charli, you did a wonderful tribute. Michael

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  7. NARGIS.A
    Feb 07, 2020 @ 10:06:21

    Oh it’s beautiful 😊

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  8. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    Feb 07, 2020 @ 06:46:53

    Aww a sad one Ritu.

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  9. syl65
    Feb 07, 2020 @ 04:43:50

    Heart tugging, Sister. Family pets are family ❤

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  10. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Feb 07, 2020 @ 00:14:26

    Awww

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  11. Jacquie Biggar
    Feb 06, 2020 @ 22:49:00

    Aw. This is a beautiful tribute, Ritu ❤

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  12. willowdot21
    Feb 06, 2020 @ 22:37:34

    Absolutely beautiful Sis, it’s been a bad week for our blogily’s beloved dogs this week. 💜

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