Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Left - Flash Fiction



You brought me home, sheltered me, cared for me. I gave you my love unconditionally. Loyal and faithful, I never cared what you were wearing, how much money you had, what sort of car you drove. I always welcomed you home as though I thought I'd never see you again.

You left me by the side of the road, and here I sit, waiting. My eyes are glued to the horizon, fixed on a point where I believe, and always will believe, that your car lights will reappear. Coming to take me back home with you. I may be here a while, I know; I do not understand, but I accept.

In the meantime, I suppose the dog is now sleeping on my side of the bed.

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10 comments:

  1. Wow, nice little twist at the end. But it's still such a heartbreaking tale... whether the narrator is actually a cat, the boyfriend, or some homeless android (a.k.a. robo hobo). How dare you tug at my heartstrings! I need them to keep my heart together!

    Nicely done.

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  2. A twist is always fun! Thanks!
    Another A to Z blogger stopping by.
    http://kim-thelunchbox.blogspot.com/

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  3. Ooooh, such a wicked twist at the end, but heart-wrenching nonetheless - bravo, dear lady, a beautifully crafted post - and many congratulations upon your well deserved award.

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  5. Thank you, everyone, so much. Nate, if you stop back again, a link to your blog if you have one, please?

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  6. Wow, very wonderful, as always. You are so incredibly talented!
    I hope you feel better today!

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  7. I'm glad it was only a dog and not you! Great "L" post :-)

    Take care and I hope you feel better soon :-)

    ~Ron
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  8. Aww - I feel sad now:-( . . . but then I smiled at the dog sleeping on the bed.

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  9. Sorry Shah - I tried to correct the link :(

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