Sunday Photo Fiction – July 1, 2018

Thanks Susan for providing another challenge this week.

Photo Credit : C.E. Ayr

It had been a while, but the place hadn’t changed that much really.
The yard was still dirt, the gate rustier than he remembered, the shutters badly in need of a coat of paint.
He’d just rested his hand on the latch when a dog came ambling round the corner, tail wagging in its joy at seeing a visitor.
‘Hi Randy,’ he said, putting his hand over the gate to scratch him behind the ears.
The tongue lolled, the eyes rolling in ultimate pleasure before the body flopped for an unreachable belly rub.
‘Some guard dog…………….’ she began as she came from out back, wiping her hands.
‘Oh!’ She stopped short.
‘Hello Hester,’ he said.
‘Eric? ERIC! ‘ she screamed.
Her face divided in a smile as she threw the towel on the ground and launched herself at him, dragging him inside.
He chuckled.
‘You knew I was coming. You’ve made cake.’
‘I’m your twin Eric. I know what you’re going to do before you even think it! Oh god, it’s so great to see you.’

175 words


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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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 Sunday Photo Fiction – July 1, 2018

  1. Susan says:

    It must be fascinating to have that sort of connection with another human being.

    • My Dad had twin sisters and they were very close. The only way I could tell the difference was by their haircuts! Sadly they are no longer with us, both having died of cancer several years ago.

  2. James Pyles says:

    Ah, a happy ending. Good.

  3. prior.. says:

    wow – felt the joy and how cool to have a twin connection
    and good sensory details with the dog entering in

  4. ceayr says:

    Sweet story.

  5. Iain Kelly says:

    I didn’t see that coming, nice, sweet ending. I hope my twin son and daughter keep this sort of bond through their lives 🙂

    • Twins run in our family apparently, and it was my generation’s ‘turn’. My sister (and her kids/granddaughter) have only had one at a time as has my cousins, and I never had any.
      I think there is a special bond between twins though.

  6. Delightful. Mutual understanding is surely the icing on the cake!

    My 200 word story

  7. Awwe, that’s so sweet.

  8. Nicely told, great to see you use twins.I can not think when I last read a story featuring twins.

  9. Must be the water in Bath,🙂

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