The given sentence is: Stop saying ‘It’s just the circle of life’…” (Please use this sentence (or this thought) somewhere in your flash).
I had saved the baby ducks from the gutter and later that day, this ol' fox came and ate one of the babies. He ate Buckley!
Dad tells me, “Son, it's just the circle of life.”
“No!” I screamed, “Stop saying that!” And I burst into tears at the memory of Buckley hanging from the jaws of the ol' fox.
We kids don't understand that “circle of life stuff.” All we know is how we feel. And, it hurt me to the bone when this horrible thing happened. I couldn't protect Buckley.
That was twenty years ago. I understand the circle of life now. I understand it is just nature. It doesn't make me feel any better about Buckley, but I understand it.
Dadgumit! Buckley was my favorite little duckling.
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This is my 130 word submission for the flash fiction, Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner, hosted by Roger Ship. We are given the first sentence (which we can use in context or use something similar to the given sentence), plus approximately 200 words and a photo prompt, with which we are to use to create our stories.
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