Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Farewell

‘I will come back, I promise, I have to, I need you all as you all need me, I will come back…..I will……..’
He whispered such and many other comforting words into the ears of his wife, his four year old boy and his dog.
The wife and the boy were reassured; they desperately wanted to believe his words.
But the dog was not fooled. It had sensed that it could be their last meeting.
The dog looked into the eyes of the soldier and read the lie that his eyes were unable to hide. But it then chose to be fooled; it did not want the mother and the child to grieve; at least not today.
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A post for FFfAW on a photo prompt

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15 comments:

  1. This is so sad but well written.

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  2. Wonderful story! I think that dogs are able to see the truth that often we are not even aware of. This story captures that beautifully!

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  3. Dogs know things, it's pretty amazing. Great write, sad but a good job!

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    1. thanks amanda for appreciating the story

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  4. heartbreaking to know that it would be the last meeting of someone who truly love

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  5. Oh. A story you have told beautifully. This line, "The dog looked into the eyes of the soldier and read the lie that his eyes were unable to hide." just pierces the heart.

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  6. A moving story which shows the connection a pet can have without words.
    Sad and heartwarming all at once. Nicely done ....
    Isadora 😎

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  7. "The dog looked into the eyes of the soldier and read the lie that his eyes were unable to hide" A great line!

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