Love You To PiecesThis was originally published in June 2011 on the Rammenas website, which now seems to be defunct. I hadn't kept a copy, but fortunately it was submitted in the body of an email, which I DID have a copy of. Lesson learned - make at least 1 copy of everything!
Love You To Pieces
It was soiled, spotted, naked of fur, with one eye missing and a leg that swung at an obscene angle. I handed it to him, and he turned it over thoughtfully.
“Wow. That's the second ugliest thing in this room.”
“Nipper was my friend, my source of comfort when the lights went out.” I touched the tattered ear of the stuffed animal.
“And you kept it all these years? I'm surprised you didn't just toss it. What a mess.”