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Together Forever

Fiction Shorts word of the day: Laid

By Colleen Millsteed Published 2 months ago 1 min read
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Pamela’s getting on in years, what with her 95th birthday a week away.

Ninety five years is not a bad innings but she’s tired and ready to leave this world to face her next adventure. She holds on for one special reason; her companion of twenty years, Joey, her cocker spaniel.

What’ll happen to Joey when she’s no longer around? It’s a worry that plays on her mind but if only she knew.

On the eve of her birthday Pamela climbs into bed, Joey jumped up and laid beside her and they both fell into their everlasting sleep; together forever.

This drabble has been written as part of the daily Drabble Drop challenge and today's random word, that must be included in the drabble, is 'laid'.

Wikipedia defines a drabble as follows :

A drabble is a short work of fiction of precisely one hundred words in length. The purpose of the drabble is brevity, testing the author's ability to express interesting and meaningful idea in a confined space.

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Originally published on Medium


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Colleen Millsteed

My first love is poetry — it’s like a desperate need to write, to free up space in my mind, to escape the constant noise in my head. Most of the time the poems write themselves — I’m just the conduit holding the metaphorical pen.

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Comments (1)

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarran2 months ago

    Awww, they died together and can be together in the afterlife. Also, I love the irony because just a few stories ago, Pamela was supposed to get baptised and now she's dead 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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