“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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