100 Word Challenge for Grown-ups – Week #144: Black Dog

Julia has asked for 100 words regarding – the black dog that walks beside me

In parts of rural Britain, Black Dog is ghostly harbinger of death.

A thousand questions demanded of me but I could answer none of them. Too preoccupied was I with enduring the burden which befalls me now, driven by my second sense to go to him.

A bitter wind hurled rain like shards of glass tearing at me, soaking me to my skin yet I would endure any burden to be with him, to hold his hand when his number’s called and ease his transition to the other side. Yet try as I may, I became aware of the black dog that walks along beside me and I knew he’d been alone.



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8 Responses to 100 Word Challenge for Grown-ups – Week #144: Black Dog

  1. lorrainefort says:

    ahh…awareness and being there are incredibly important…really a good piece. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Heartbreaking. Such a struggle to be in time, but finding you’re too late. Excellent.

  3. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Tony this one hit me right in my heart, brilliant writing.

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  5. jfb57 says:

    Very powerful writing here. I love the description of the rain.

    You put the wrong link on the linky but I have change it for you!

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