Guide for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers
1. A prompt photo will be provided each Tuesday to be used as a base to your story. Please include photo prompt with your story.
2. Linking for this challenge begins on Tuesday and runs to the following Monday evening.
3. Please credit photo to photographer.
4. The story word limit is 100 – 150 words (+ – 25 words). Please try to stay within this limit.
This week’s photo prompt is provided by Yinglan.
I saw them every day, the two dogs behind the chain-link fence. I never saw anybody with them, petting them, playing with them, loving them, only two lonely dogs, wind or rain or snow or sunshine. Heat or cold. Dry or wet.
For the first month, I tried to ignore their hopeful looks, but it started hard and got harder. God, it got harder. Gradually, I started to talk to them, to pet them, feed them through the fence, slide a bowl of water underneath.
I took off from work to spent a day watching the house. No cars. No people in and out. No mail. No paper. Could they have gone and left those dogs behind? Nobody would be so cruel.
I walked back that night. They came running, tails wagging rumps. Cuddling them was heaven.