the faithful companion

Sculpture by Mark Newman

Sculpture by Mark Newman

__Picture it and write provides a wonderful opportunity to explore visual images through the words we place on the page. I thank Ermiliablog for providing challenging prompt.

This post is for __Picture it and write # 109, June 14, 2015.

It took but a minute. She went from vibrant woman to a cold stone statue. I had warned her of the power the pixel flower. She laughed. “Old husband’s tales,” with a smile in her voice.

We walked to where the iris grow. She reached her hand ever closer to the flower. Pixel flowers oozed a seductive scent. Women were attracted to the pleasures it promised.

One day, I arrived late. Panting. Just in time to see her place the flower in her hair. Now she will be a monument to vanity, seduction, folly. I sat on my haunches. I would not howl for her. I must guard her. I bite a pixel flower stem, carrying it to her statue. Without a second thought, I partake of the flower. The faithful dog at the feet of his mistress. Always.

9 thoughts on “the faithful companion

  1. OnChi June 17, 2015 / 11:33 am

    What a wonderful story. The protective and faithful dog, joining his beloved master. It’s so very touching!


    • phylor June 17, 2015 / 9:33 pm

      Thank you Onchi. At first it was going to be perhaps her royal guard, a lover, a friend. Then her dog wrote himself into the story.

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  2. luckyjc007 June 15, 2015 / 5:24 pm

    This is really great. Nice take on the prompt.😃


    • phylor June 16, 2015 / 12:32 pm

      Thank you. At first the narrator was going to be her royal guard, or her lover. Somehow morphed into her dog. Guess there is magic in the world.


    • phylor June 14, 2015 / 7:53 pm

      Glad you enjoyed. As usual, didn’t know where I was going till the narrator panted and got on their haunches, :-)


  3. John Yeo June 14, 2015 / 3:55 pm

    Brilliant take on the prompt Phylor ~ I love the “Old Husbands Tales”, Usually about the one that got away surely :)


    • phylor June 14, 2015 / 7:52 pm

      Exactly, John, always the one that got away! Thanks for the compliment.


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