Life’s cycle- #FlashFictionChallenge #amwriting


This week’s flash fiction prompt is a tribute to Charli Mills’ beloved friend, Bobo, now running in Heaven’s daisies.

February 6, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story to the theme “a dog in the daisies.” It can be any dog, real or imagined. Push into the setting and as always, go where the prompt leads!

Bodetta Bosephine, Bobo to her friends, paused for a moment. The sun warmed her back and the meadow’s grass tickled her feet, but that’s not the reason she stopped. A faint call, one she thought she’d never hear again, made her delicate ears quiver.

“It’s time,” her brother’s voice whispered on the dew-laden breeze. “I’ve missed you, sister.”

Her heart skipped a beat. “Grenny, is that you?”

“Come,” he said. “We must go.”

Bobo glanced back to where she knew her humans waited. Could she? They loved her so, and she them. But Grenny was right- it was time.

14 thoughts on “Life’s cycle- #FlashFictionChallenge #amwriting

  1. Awe! So perfect but heartbreaking.

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    1. Thank you, Darlene. I’m hoping Charli takes comfort from knowing Bobo has her brother with her now ❤

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  2. What a lovely read. I couldn’t help but feel a little sad, even though I thought the story had a happy ending.

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    1. Yes, it’s bittersweet when our furry loved ones pass on, but I like to think they’re gamboling in fields just like this one 🙂

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  3. Jacquie, that gave me goosebumps. Of the lovely variety.
    So touching!

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    1. Thank you! I still miss my Annie and can understand how Charli feels ❤

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  4. Aw, so sweet and sad at the same time. Lovely, job with this prompt, Jacquie.

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    1. Thanks, Mary. It’s so hard to say goodbye to our loved ones ❤

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  5. D.L. Finn, Author February 7, 2020 — 10:12 am

    Aw….her poor humans. I am glad she is happy though.

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    1. It helps a bit to know they’re in a good place, I think.

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  6. What a beautiful, poignant read Jacquie. A real tug on the heart strings…

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    1. Thank you, Brigid. It’s so hard to say goodbye to our furry friends. I miss my Annie every day ❤

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