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Friday, 8 April 2011

Friday 55 Flash Fiction #159 Funeral.......



Dawn couldn't see Toby's coffin through the tears steaming from her eyes.


Choking back a sob she pulled the children close to confort them.


Life would be so empty now.


As the coffin was lowered into the ground, her son gripped her hand and asked.....


"Can we get another dog just like Toby please Mum?"


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28 comments:

Beach Bum said...

There is a truth here, while there are exceptions often the kids recover far faster from a loss than adults. In a way that gives me some hope.

Thom said...

Once again until the very end who would have thought Man's best friend :) Love it Have a great weekend.

Grandpa said...

Awww... I didn't expect that. And to think that I did a post on the man's best friend only the day before...

mrsnesbitt said...

Bless!

anthonynorth said...

Nice one, once more. Never had a pet myself, though.

Brian Miller said...

awww...losing a pet is like losing a family member

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

yes, losing a pet is the same, they are family members!

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxo

Daryl said...

I had a sneaking suspicion ...

Valerie said...

I had no idea how this would end. Oh the tears I've shed when pet dogs have gone.

G-Man said...

A coffin?
I hope it was a Shoe Box!
Not too much remorese on the kids part either..hehehehehe
Loved your 55 Pearlie Mae
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

Ron said...

Oh man....you REALLY got me on this one.

BIG time!

Outstanding ending, m'dear!!!!

BRA-VA!

Have a wonderful weekend....X

theothersideofparis said...

Doggone it, you got me again!

Akelamalu said...

Kids don't dwell on death at all do they Beach?

Ah the twist got you Thom!

Yes, even man's best friend has to go sometime Grandpa x

Bless. yes Denise x

Never had a pet Anthony? You don't know what your missing m'dear.

Indeed it is Brian

Yes, you're right, they do become family members Bee.

You pre-guessed eh Daryl?

Me too Valerie

No Toby was a big dog G-man so not a shoe box. You're right Kids aren't upset for long.

You thought it was Daddy didn't you Ron? ;)

Haha I'm glad the twist worked again Dumdad ;)

clean and crazy said...

awe, so sorry it was a puppy

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

Talk about putting the "fun" in funeral! (Not really, just wanted to make the pun)

Dogs are a perpetual joy in our lives, a series of individual animal personalities to love us unconditionally for a brief time, until the next one takes their turn.

Nice 55.

gautami tripathy said...

That ending is superb...

order of the day

Mama Zen said...

I never saw it coming!

Good one, Ake!

Mona said...

that shook me for a while...

Ake, how is Queenie. Please tell her that I miss her and I often pray for her!

Jannie Funster said...

It's always hard to lose a pet. Took me a good 2 years to not almost cry each time I thought of Chancie.

xo

Quilly said...

You can always get another dog, but it won't replace the one you lost. Mom knows. The kids will learn. Alas.

Travis Cody said...

I still miss my Mr Tucker.

tony said...

I have never owned a dog...but the feeling is Universal.

MorningAJ said...

Oh that's so true.

Thanks for visiting during my holidays. It's much appreciated!

Gledwood said...

I was distraught when our furry swine died. We were going to have to put her down but we didn't thank God, she just died, but it was horrible.

secret agent woman said...

As soon as my son had grieved his gerbils he started asking about getting a ferret. (No!)

Linda said...

I've shed tears for beloved pets myself so I guess I can relate!

Akelamalu said...

I know, sorry Clean&Crazy :(

You're so right Eric!

Why thankyou gautami :)

Ah the ending got you Mama Zen ;)

Ooops sorry Mona. Queenie is good, very busy, I'll tell her you were asking after her. :)

Oh I know, it's terrible isn't it Jannie? :(

You got it Quilly!

You always will Trav x

Yes it is Tony

No problem AJ. Nice to see you back.

Such a sad time I know Gleds x

That's kids for you SAW ;)


I know, the feeling never goes does it Linda?

nitebyrd said...

Those few words conjured so much emotion! I'm thinking about my sweet 13 year old malti-poo. I'll be devastated when he passes.