Woman’s Best Friend

Copyright C. E. Ayr

The Carrot Ranch Challenge:
In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story inspired by “the old lady and the beast”.

Click here to hear the author read his words:

Woman’s Best Friend

When he hears the bells, he knows she’ll come dancing out the door.

She looks so young at these times, wearing a pretty bright dress and a hat.

She always takes time to speak to him, promising him his heart’s desire on her return.

Then she skips off towards the high steeple which makes the noise.

The door opens.

He struggles to his feet, tail wagging.

But she doesn’t come dancing out.

The men re-emerge, and carry a long narrow box to the black car waiting at the roadside.

His heart breaks, suddenly understanding that she’ll never dance again.

This entry was posted in Sound Bite Fiction and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

17 Responses to Woman’s Best Friend

  1. Charli Mills says:

    She had a witness to her dwindling dancing days.


  2. Pingback: Dog in a Desert Collection « Carrot Ranch Literary Community

  3. Wonderful imagery for a falsh. Sad, but well done.


  4. Why do you always do that … take our hearts and rip them to little pieces?
    Hmm, because you can, and quite well, too, I might add.


  5. jenne49 says:

    Yeah, break my heart too, why don’t you?
    Such emotion in only 99 words.
    I bow to the master.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Liz H says:

    Loyalty & steadfast love rewarded: perhaps he’ll follow soon and they’ll dance together!


  7. Katrin "Kate" McElderry says:

    Oh that last line. MY heart breaks…! Great micro story.


Leave your Sound Bite here

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.