Thursday, September 27, 2012

Best Friend


I want to pull the covers back over my head and hope the world will just go away and let me be for one more day. I’ll go outside tomorrow and I’ll walk in the sunlight and I’ll get a coffee and sit outside and drink it while humanity ebbs and flows around me…I will…tomorrow. 

Buck looks at me with those soulful, deep brown eyes of his and seems almost to say to me that tomorrow will be just fine with him…that he can wait. In that simple, devoted way he has to him, he reassures me he understands the world is a big, loud, brash place to be and it’s perfectly fine with him if we just stay in and watch a movie or do something of a similar bent.

And, if tomorrow I do, in fact, decide, it’s a good day to finally leave the house and venture out into that big, loud, brash place, well then he’ll be right there beside me to help me deal with it all…because, after all, isn’t that what a guy’s best friend is for?


This story was written for the weekly Five Sentence Fiction prompt: Devotion.

15 comments:

  1. Sweet and so thoughtful: well done! :)

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  2. I like the style of this and I think it is a lovely piece.

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  3. Wow, your dogs are nicer to you than mine are to me...LOL! Mine insist on being let out for potty breaks. :-) Well done, though.

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  4. There's not much more devoted than a dog... :)

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  5. BFF story - and a man's best friend. Nice story. Randy

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  6. Our animals are so sensitive to our emotions and needs, you portrayed devotion beautifully, the dog sacrificing his own instinctive desires to stay in the company of his friend who needs him. Perfect!

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  7. Such a sweet, thoughtful piece. Wish my landlord would let me have a dog. :)

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  8. I have friends with agoraphobia and depression, this hit a realistic note. Loved it!

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  9. Great job. I was like minded:
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  10. wonderful.....I suffer a bit from the same afflictions, but my dog always has my back...

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  11. So different from your other stories, that I've read. Tenderly written, perfectly capturing the angst and fear contrasting with those big brown soppy eyes.

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  12. Wonderful!!! And, my dogs are girl's best friend :)

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  13. Very touching. Dogs do look at us with soulful eyes. One look and we're hooked. I've got two dogs, two sets of soulful eyes, two devoted pets.

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  14. Aw... I love this. There is no devotion like those of our four-legged friends who love us unconditionally.

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