Domino Effect

[<] [>]  by Sue Bowers[+]

12 December 2013

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Drabble Challenge #116

Prompt: present

“Got a present for you.”

Lukey tosses something emphatically before me. His expression is triumphant, guilty, yet defiant. Lukey loves me without bounds--but his loyalty far exceeds his comprehension.

For several eternal seconds, I stare into the gruesome trophy. This won’t bring her back. Just another tragedy; a “punishment” that changes nothing. Still...seeing simple-minded Lukey die for this transgression seems as senseless as what he, himself, has done.

It has to end somewhere.

I bury the ear. I can’t say that I’ve buried Gracie with it...but the two are forever, inextricably, linked.

May they both have peace.




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