FFfAW – Boy

“Look, Boy, we are going to live for each other. You keep yourself alive and I will keep myself alive. That a deal?”

Boy lays his head on the soldier, lovingly licking his face with his coarse, wet tongue.

Patting the dog, the soldier allows Boy to lean into him and nuzzle him affectionately while bombs and gunfire explode in the distance.

Sighing heavily, he hugs Boy, pulling him closer for more comfort.

“Thank you Boy, for not leaving me alone.”

He presses a piece of cloth that was ripped from his undershirt, trying desperately to stop the flowing blood.




Thank you to Pixabay.com for the photo prompt today.

This is my 100 word story submitted for the flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. We are given a photo prompt and approximately 75-175 words with which we create our stories. This challenge is open for all who would like to participate. For more information, click here.

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100 thoughts on “FFfAW – Boy

      • My pleasure PJ.. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I haven’t read the book yet too but it sounds interesting when I heard people talking about it.

          • Uh-uh… my to-read list is getting looooooonger! Did you feel that way, too? Like there’s too many books to read but too little time to do so? Hahaha

          • It was really long but it suddenly got really short. I have to start all over again. Hahahaha! That’s what happens to your brain when you get older – it starts shrinking! LOL!

          • Hahahaha. “Shrinking” sounds a little scary PJ! I tend to imagine the brain to literally shrink. πŸ˜€ Maybe you’ve just been a whole lot busier than before? πŸ™‚

          • No, really, I heard that as you get older your brain shrinks. Haven’t you seen old people that look all shrunken up? (I’m not THAT old yet, thank goodness!). Our brains shrinks a little bit too. All that wonderful information we learned over the years get all shrunk up and jumbled up inside and it’s hard to find answers because you have to go “fishing” for it. Sometimes it’s hard to get a hold of those little swimming pieces of information! LOL!! Hahahahahahaha! (I’m full of bull).

          • Hahahahaha! I literally googled, “Does your brain shrink as you get older?” after this. XD That’s a scary and funny thought PJ- imagine those pieces of information jumbled and swimming inside a shrinking brain!! Hahaha.

            But study does shows that certain parts of the brain shrink, especially the prefrontal cortex (an area at the front of the frontal lobe) and the hippocampus. Both areas are important to learning, memory, planning, and other complex mental activities.

          • Hahahaha! And here I thought I was just having a little fun but I was right after all. Hahahahaha! I honestly do feel like I have to go “fishing” for information in my brain now whereas it once was easily available. It is the sad part of aging…memory loss.

          • Hahaha. You’ll be needing a bait if you’re up for “fishing” in your brain PJ! XD
            But true… memory lose is one painful part of aging. *sigh*

          • Older adults need to keep their mind active by doing activities that stretch their thinking. For example, cross word puzzles and games that make them stretch their minds. Some memory loss just can’t be helped.

          • Hahaha! I’m sorry, Maria. I didn’t mean to scare you. I was just spinning a fish tale. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ It isn’t as bad as I have described it. Keep your brain active and you won’t have any problems.

          • No harm done PJ! Now that I’m fully awake. Hahaha. Oh, maybe one of these days you could use your fishing tale on one of your prompts! XD
            Hmm… it’s a good thing that blogging keeps our brains active, right?

  1. wow PJ this is amazing! I was waiting to see what the end would be! It was heart wrenching and so well written! Your writing changes with each new piece and it is wonderful each time! xxx

  2. Such a well written piece. I’m glad boy stays to comfort the soldier, it probably helps keep him alive. I’m glad they take of each other. I’m afraid for the fate of this soldier.

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