Bella

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

his week’s photo prompt is provided by Louise with The Storyteller’s Abode!


Bella

He always walked down the same path every Wednesday afternoon. For a week or two, three o’clock came and went without a trace of him. I kept waiting that day until he showed up again and with a new addition; a beautiful black Labrador, enthusiastically trying to get away to go and say hello to the other dogs in the park.

“Who is this?”

“I found him on my way home one night. Poor guy was all alone and hungry.”

Peter was always such a good man. “You were both lucky to have been at the right place at the right time.”

“Is that why you were missing in action for a few weeks?”

“I wanted him to settle in before introducing this into the routine.”

“How does Bella feel about the new addition?”

Peter sighed and sat back against the bench. “She left,” he said. “A few days before I found the dog.” He pulled himself up after my long pause. He whistled to the her. “Come on, Bella. Let’s go home.”


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