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He Finally Understood

Why She Carried a Real One in Her Trunk

By Roy StevensPublished 5 months ago Updated 4 months ago 1 min read
He Finally Understood
Photo by Jakob Rosen on Unsplash

****Warning, This Story Deals with Traumatic Personal Loss****

First, they saw its shining eyes in the headlights. She slowed to a stop and pushed the 'Hazard" button. He got out; walked forward through the rainy mist. It was still alive, a possum badly injured. "We'll call for help, " he told her as she came close and sighed.

He fumbled out his phone while she turned back to the car. He dialed while she returned, lifted her arm, and brought the tire iron crashing down on its skull. "It was suffering," she shuddered.

After what had happened to her sister, he understood.


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Roy Stevens

Just one bad apple can spoil a beautiful basket. The toxins seep throughout and...

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  • L.C. Schäfer4 months ago

    Very well done! You captured the mood perfectly. Best of luck in the challenge?

  • Donna Fox4 months ago

    Whoa Roy... that was shocking and yet so brilliant. I both love and dislike this story on so many levels. I love the context and way you built this, I love that she did this horrible thing but was doing it out of kindness. I just dislike the animal death, even though it was out of kindness. I feel like the best of authors are great at playing in the grey area of things, making readers really think about their own morals and beliefs. Which is what this did for me! Great work Roy! 💜

  • Heather N King4 months ago

    You make microfiction look easy, and it definitely isn’t. So talented!

  • Jay Kantor4 months ago

    Hi Roy ~ You always seem to put me out of my 'Misery' ~ Jay Kantor, Chatsworth, California 'Senior' Vocal Author - Vocal Author Community -

  • Great story until the last line. Then it became more.

  • Cathy holmes4 months ago

    oh my God. That ending. Very well done.

  • I too would love to put people out of their misery. I mean, I cannot stand to see anyone suffering. Question is, can I do that to a human? Probably. But can I do that to an animal? Never 😭😭😭😭😭😭

  • Lamar Wiggins5 months ago

    Whoa!!! That was a lesson in bad experiences. I feel for her sister. Great read, Roy.

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