Annie enjoyed walking with her dog in the meadow that surrounded her property. It had been a warm day but now dark clouds were blowing in with the wind.
“We better get inside pretty soon Rusty. It looks like the weather may be changing.”
Annie was about to attach his leash when the dog’s ears rose to a sound only he could hear and he bolted off. Annie knew she would not be able to run after him but walked as fast as she could manage in the direction he had gone calling out to him. She found him sitting near the old car.
“What are you doing boy? It’s just an old wreck of a car.”
Rusty stayed with his eyes fixed on the window. As Annie stood looking at the car she was reminded of Jack. Her father never liked him. They had spent a lot of time in his old car making love and planning for the future. They planned to marry after Jack returned from the Army. He never made it back. She was looking at the window when she saw him.
They found her body near the car. The doctor said her heart must have failed.
Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner Week #19-2018 is hosted by Roger Shipp.
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