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A micro-fiction challenge entry

By Jenna CallowayPublished about a year ago 1 min read
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When her cat disappeared, I wasn’t there. Words of hope uttered through a phone - inadequate consolation for my child’s heartbreak.

Guilt driven, I find her solace in a magical book.

She places Temptations and toys under the trampoline. Her irritated father says it’s not healthy, but she ignores him (as I do), and continues her prayerful bouncing over the cool spot where KitKat used to lay.

Exhausted, she sits beside me.


Until the grass finally flattens into a familiar shape, and her consuming grief is lightened by a ghostly purr.


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Jenna Calloway

An insatiably curious and ordinary human who enjoys a good rabbit hole and writing.

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  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a year ago

    Awww, this was so touching! I loved it!

  • J. S. Wadeabout a year ago

    Sweet persistence. Love the essence of your writing. Subtle, but spot on. 😎

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