Walk in the Woods
Walking slowly through the woods, Jessica was lost in her thoughts. It had been an emotionally driven weekend and she desperately wanted to shake off the remnants of the past two days.
She stopped suddenly when far away an interrupted cry jerked her out of her reverie. She wondered what it could be. Perhaps someone was hurt or an animal maybe.
Hearing it again she moved quickly towards the sound. She had come off the trail and was venturing into the deep forest. The sound was closer now, and as she pulled back some wayward bushes, she saw it.
There in front of her was a dog tied to a tree. It was clearly distressed
‘Oh, you poor doggie, who did this to you?’ Jessica said tenderly
‘Get away from the bitch. Now!’ he said as he pointed the 12-gauge shotgun at her.
Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©
Bjorn is hosting at D'Verse Poets this Monday and has
challenged us to write some flash fiction - no more than
144 words. It also has to include this line from
"When far away an interrupted cry"
from Acquainted with the Night by Robert Frost
Image by composita from Pixabay
… bate for a serial killer, or she just stepped into a bad situation. I hope he lets her go…
Yes, that’s quite dark isn’t it? I hope he lets them both go 😔
“If you go down to the woods today …” Loved the tension in this very real story.
Thanks Paul. by your words you must remember the Teddy Bears Picnic as a child growing up in the UK. I wrote this a couple of months ago responding to a Haibun challenge https://poetryforhealing.com/2019/04/29/teddy-bears-picnic-a-haibun/
Good scenario but I fear that the hunter will kill the dog or even her. Thanks for the story.
Thank you Grace. 🙂 Yes, it looks the way. I wonder what comes next….
Thanks so much Donna! 🙂
A story of man, man’s bedt friend, and murder? Dark Christine.
i do seem to go here, don’t I? Lol! Thanks Rob 🙂
I imagined he was going to shoot the dog?!
Yes, Lynn…I think he was 😳
Oh I so much wonder why the hunter was there…. it seems that dog was there to lure some game for him to shoot.
Yes maybe. But I think he was after shooting the dog or something or someone else 😔
:-() very well written
Thank you! 🙂
Thanks my dear 🙂💕
nice post…thanks for share