It’s been some time since I have written any flash fiction. It was the Carrot Rench’s April 1st challenge, and I had to do it. April 1st is Fred’s The Anniversary with me.
Carrot Ranch April 1: Flash Fiction Challenge
April 1 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a swift passage. You can take inspiration from any source. Who is going where and why. What makes it swift? Go where the prompt leads!
The Death of Fred My Basset-Dachshund
You tried so hard to wait for daddy to come home,
You waited by the door, but your time had come.
You managed to make it into the living room.
I helped you on the couch. Trying to give me one last kiss.
I gave you one last taste of your favorite lemon pie
And kissed you goodbye.
We laid together heart to heart,
I felt the cyst over your heart burst.
You were gone just like that.
You died just like your mom
Laying on me, head on my shoulder
With a smile on your face. Goodbye Fred.
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