Microfiction challenge #24: Moonlit night

This week’s painting is by Iliya Repin.
You can read Jane’s original post here:

moonlit-nightIt was all arranged, a time and place to meet.
Of course I couldn’t go alone, but having company wasn’t a problem as we always went for a walk along the stream in the evening.
It was clear tonight, the moon reflecting on the water in silvery waves.
The waiting was the worst.
Would they come?
Then the next hurdle, would we be suitable?
Hell, would we even like each other!
Patience was never one of my virtues, but this was important, so when I saw movement in the distance, I got myself ready, wanting to look my best.

Oh wow. She was gorgeous.
She seemed eager to meet me, wagging her tail and straining at the leash.
Our owners looked at each other and smiled, acknowledging the beginning of a special relationship.
And us? Yep, we were going to make such beautiful puppies together!

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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20 Responses to Microfiction challenge #24: Moonlit night

  1. Ah! Another sweet story 🙂 You had me guessing up to the end.

  2. rivrvlogr says:

    Ah, what a little moonlight can do!

  3. Love at first sniff — wonderful interpretation of the painting! Enjoyable.

  4. Michael says:

    Lovely Di, you had me in too….enjoyed your take very much..

  5. ellenbest24 says:

    Very good and I adored the twist in your tail *titters*

  6. Lynn Love says:

    Love at first wag? Very sweet and a nice reveal at the end there 🙂

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  8. merrildsmith says:

    Awww–puppy love! Well done.

  9. memadtwo says:

    Nice twist. (K)

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