Roger Shipp hosts the FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER: challenge. This week’s picture  is selected from UNSPLASH … Taylor Murphy.

It had been an interesting two years since Jax came into their lives.
He had enriched it in so many ways, but it was so hard to let him go.
They had found him, lost and abandoned, and taken him home, where he became the son they never had.
They realised Jax was special way before he let them share his secret. Trust was built on both sides, and when they discovered just how privileged they were that he had chosen them, well, all three of them cried.
Now the time had come for Jax to return to his roots, so here they were at the same spot where they had first met.
They stood back and listened as Jax called to the sky. His heavy set collar began to glow and he turned to his loyal friends and companions.
‘Thank you,’ he said. ‘ If my race could love, I have felt it being with you. Adopting the form of a canine seemed the most appropriate way to blend in with humans. I am honoured to have known you and saying goodbye makes my heart heavy. I cannot stay, but my doppelganger will be waiting for you when you return, though obviously he will not be vocal as I have been. I know you will look after each other for a good many years to come.’
He closed his eyes, and with a wag of his tail was transported heavenwards.

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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  1. Priya says:

    Such a beautiful tale 😍

  2. Carol anne says:

    awe di, this is awesome! It made me tear up! ❤

  3. Oh wow Di, such a lovely tale. Great said on the prompt!

  4. murisopsis says:

    Gosh! I’m so sad to have to say good-bye! And it was only a paragraph! You really struck gold with this one!

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