Friday, December 14, 2012

Five Sentence Fiction Challenge - Devotion



This week's writing challenge from Five Sentence Fiction ( Lillie McFerrin Writes ) is based upon the prompt "Devotion."



Devotion


Dog - image source http://lilliemcferrin.com/five-sentence-fiction-devotion-2/


He never liked the dog. He thought it had a face like Jack Elam on a bad day, but it was his wife's "precious little button-nose." And there it was, staring him in the face again this morning, waiting for his food and a walk. His wife had been gone almost a year now, and nearly two had passed since her illness began, so the morning ritual was well ingrained. Arthur slowly made his way to the kitchen where he scooped some kibble into a dish and placed it in front of the ravenous little beast, as he would again tomorrow and the next day, and for as long as he could because it was all that was left to remind him of his "precious little button-nose."



© 2012 K. R. Smith All rights reserved

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    1. I appreciate the comment and your time for reading my post. Thanks!

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  2. A sad little flash - there must be lots of people taking care of things for long lost loved ones. You got this across nicely.

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    1. Yes, I've known a number of people over the years that have had a similat experience, so that's where this came from. Thanks!

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