February 18: Flash Fiction Challenge – Purpose

The Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge:

February 18, 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story where a character is in the right place at the right time. It may be cause for celebration! Go where the prompt leads!

We All Have A Purpose

Walking home, shoulders slumped, I wondered what my purpose was.

No one really needed me. What use was I?

Might as well just keep walking, until I walked off a cliff. No one would miss me.

A sound caught my ear.

A whimper.

I looked around. No one.

Another little yelp brought me closer to a box.

The flap was open, and inside I found him. The runt of the litter, left, abandoned.

He looked up at me with those eyes, and it was in that moment I realised that I did have someone to live for, after all.

43 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sam "Goldie" Kirk
    Mar 02, 2021 @ 14:20:33

    Beautifully touching.

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  3. Nicole Horlings
    Feb 23, 2021 @ 02:23:55

    Great story. Pets can be such wonderful company, especially when we’re distanced from other communities.

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  4. U-man society
    Feb 22, 2021 @ 11:48:49

    We all have a reason to be here, to make another person happy and to inspire 🙂
    Thank you Ritu

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  5. OIKOS™-Editorial
    Feb 21, 2021 @ 20:01:57

    A wonderful read. At first i had thought you had put Sonu into the box. Lol Michael

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  6. robbiesinspiration
    Feb 20, 2021 @ 17:47:04

    This is lovely, Ritu.

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  7. thereluctantpoet
    Feb 20, 2021 @ 17:03:53

    Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet.

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  8. Jennie
    Feb 20, 2021 @ 03:02:31

    I love this, Ritu!!

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  9. Shivangi
    Feb 19, 2021 @ 16:27:41

    Loved it Ritu👌👏

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  10. Keith
    Feb 19, 2021 @ 16:26:04

    Ritu, nicely done. I also love the picture of the couple, sisters, or friends smiling with sunshine on their faces. Keith

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  11. syl65
    Feb 19, 2021 @ 16:06:06

    We are here for a purpose. People forget their worth.

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  12. johnrieber
    Feb 19, 2021 @ 15:41:29

    Now more than ever, it takes a sign from somewhere to remind us that we are still an important part of the large puzzle of life! Terrific story

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  13. D. Avery @shiftnshake
    Feb 19, 2021 @ 13:12:30

    Ahh. Meant to be. Dogs are definitely integral to humanity. Lovely story.

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  14. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Feb 19, 2021 @ 12:43:09

    Lucky dog! ❤

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  15. willowdot21
    Feb 19, 2021 @ 12:13:22

    Perfect Sis 💜

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  16. Norah
    Feb 19, 2021 @ 11:59:28

    Gorgeous! Two in the right place at the right time.

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  17. Erika
    Feb 19, 2021 @ 10:43:43

    There is always a reason to live for. Otherwise, we would not be alive!

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