Thursday, December 13, 2012

Consolation


Milo climbed onto the bed, with some difficulty, and stood looking at Sophie with a sad, soulful expression.  Her eyes were red and swollen, her face flushed and the remnants of a quart of Häagen-Dazs Chocolate Decadence dripped ignominiously, off of her chin. 

When he spoke, his voice was low and soothing with only the slightest hint of rebuke, “I tried to tell you he was a philandering jackass the first night you brought him back here. And they call me a dog. Well, for what it’s worth princess, you always got me to hold when the nights get too long and lonely…you always got me.”


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

8 comments:

  1. Oh, delicious! And I'm not talking about the ice cream!

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  2. I wish we could know what our dogs think! Cute story!

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  3. Such a familiar story but so beautifully told! Especially when the dog calls her a "princess" and I was always told a dog was a man's best friend!

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  4. A great tale.
    Those eyes speak volumes.

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  5. Wow, that is a wonderful piece of writing! I love the image of the ice cream dripping down her chin, and Milo's loyalty to her. So original, and great use of the devotion prompt!

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  6. wonderful write so what I think my K.D. would say to me ! LOL

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