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If Time Stood Still

I'd keep you here forever

By Kelly RobertsonPublished about a year ago 1 min read
Top Story - May 2023
If Time Stood Still
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"I'm sorry you had a rough day, Josie."

I smiled weakly and met Sam's gaze. There was always an abundance of care locked in those chocolate eyes that I knew I never truly deserved. "Thanks, Sam. It's not your fault though."

Sam heaved a sigh and leaned against me. "I know, but I'm here for you anyways. I'll always be here."

I blinked back tears and tried desperately not to think about Sam's test results. Hugging him closer, I kissed the top of his head. "I love you, Bud."

Sam's tail wagged harder. "Me, too."

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Comments (34)

  • Gina C.about a year ago

    Oh, my heart! 🥹❤️ You somehow managed to make this so beautiful. Amazing job!1 🥹❤️❤️

  • Poppy about a year ago

    So beautifully tragic!!

  • Lisa Habout a year ago

    Beautifully done! I love the way you swept me right into the twist.

  • Gerald Holmesabout a year ago

    This really got me by surprise. I lost my golden last year, so this touched me deeply. Congrats on Top Story.

  • Linda Njokuabout a year ago

    I felt sad ! Nice one

  • Excellent Love it!

  • A. Lenaeabout a year ago

    What a beautiful moment captured and eloquently painted. I very recently had to say goodbye to my extraordinary dog, and this story does an excellent job of depicting the kind of love that can exist when you have a canine companion and the heartbreak of "always" never being long enough. Well done.

  • Karissa E.L. Cuffabout a year ago

    This is so sad but beautiful. Made me want to cry🥺. Well done on top story.

  • Lamar Wigginsabout a year ago

    This was a genuine surprise. So much emotion ignited in such a short time. Bravo. 👏👏👏 And, Congrats on your Top Story!

  • Loryne Andaweyabout a year ago

    Oh, just tear my heart out already! 💔. Well done!

  • Heather Zieffle about a year ago

    Love it!

  • Ekemini Etiowo Robertabout a year ago


  • Babs Iversonabout a year ago

    Touching!!! Congratulations on T S.!!!💖💖💕

  • K. Kocheryanabout a year ago

    My heart! Nice job!

  • Cathy holmesabout a year ago

    Oh my. Fantastic writing. Congrats on the TS

  • Caroline Cravenabout a year ago

    Excellent writing. Great story.

  • Paul Stewartabout a year ago

    This. This is beautiful and so deserving of a Top Story.

  • Shreeshyam Enterprisesabout a year ago

    Thank you, and congrats on your top story.

  • Dana Crandellabout a year ago

    I absolutely LOVE this. Been there too many times!

  • sleepy draftsabout a year ago

    Ok, and now I'm crying and sitting here with goosebumps all over my body 😭Incredible job. 💓

  • Matthew Frommabout a year ago

    brb hugging my dog for the rest of the day...

  • Sweet, Congratulations on your Top Story🎉💖✨😉❗

  • Roy Stevensabout a year ago

    Lovely and tragic at the same time. Congratulations on your top story Kelly!

  • hayaadnanabout a year ago

    And congratulation.💖✨

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