Friday Fictioneers is hosted by the wonderful Rochelle, the undisputed master of what I call Sound Bite Fiction.
She sets the weekly challenge, the standard, and the prompt photo.
The idea, as always, is to write a story of around 100 words based on the picture below, which this week is supplied by the lady herself.
Click here to hear the author read his words:
Tears on Glass
Whenever your beloved Emmy departed on a trip, you graciously tolerated my presence in your home.
But you clearly disapproved of my physical condition, walking me four times each day.
Being wakened by a huge hairy head breathing on my face was an unforgettable experience.
To your obvious amusement.
I know you were old and in pain.
I understand you were a dog, with a shorter lifespan, and this is the natural order of things.
I know you lived a full life, and that it was your time to go.
None of this stops the tears.
Adieu, mon ami.