January 10: Flash Fiction Challenge

January 10, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes the idea of enrichment. Use many of its different manifestations or explore reasons why it matters to the character. Go where the prompt leads.


It was hard to believe it was a year ago that she came into his life.
He remembered how he’d been preparing and looking forward to that day.
It was the first time for both of them, had been a long time coming, but the rewards were endless. She had opened up a whole new world.
Practice made perfect as they took their time to get to know each other.
It didn’t take long to bond, to anticipate each other’s needs and moods.
Now they were inseparable.
He reached for her harness and she was at his side immediately.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination 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! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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11 Responses to January 10: Flash Fiction Challenge

  1. blindzanygirl says:

    Brilliant, Di. Very subtle

  2. kytwright says:

    My son (now grown) is visually impaired and will be hopefully be getting his new guide dog shortly. Your story sums up perfectly how a dog enriches a blind persons life, when old Dave retires he will become our pet as did his predecessor Whisper. 👍

    • I think all assistance dogs enrich the lives of so many people. It’s wonderful that they retire to become family pets. My post on Georgie mentions a lady who had three guide dogs at the same time, and she was amazing.
      I am pleased your son is getting a new dog.

  3. Sadje says:

    Done beautifully.

  4. Charli Mills says:

    Ah! I can see better now that I understand now it is a guide dog. From horse to moose to dog, the bond works. But guide dogs really do change the lives of those they assist.

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