#FridayFiction 100 Word Challenge: The Veil

Lucy inhaled the crisp air as sunlight filtered through tree leaves setting them aglow. She loved October with is tales of witches & ghosts on the prowl. The veil, she was told, thins every October allowing spirits to return. If provable, she mused. She’d love say hello to Snowball, a dog stolen from her decades ago. Returning from her run, Lucy noticed a ball bouncing down the steps. “Must belong to the neighbor’s dog.” Tossing the ball into their yard she moved to go indoors, when she heard a dog bark.

She turned seeing nothing but leaves scraping across the sidewalk.

oo0oo

October is my favorite month of the year. I’d imagine it would be for Alex and Lucy. Next week we find out what Alex gets himself roped into for a Halloween costume. Also, I did have a dog stolen when I was a small girl and decades later it still hurts to recall the memory.

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  • We have all lost a pet at one point or another. Either by death or taken/ran away.

    • rochester_veteran

      We have all lost a pet at one point or another. Either by death or taken/ran away.

      I had to put my last dog to sleep. Broke my heart as K-ci was my buddy, but he hadn’t eaten in a week and a half, so in turn, wasn’t taking his pain meds and he was withering away and in pain and lost that spark in his eyes. He’d fall over randomly and was very weak. We’ve had beloved cats die and they usually wander off and let go. Dogs, on the other hand, are so devoted that they’ll keep hanging on for us. After a particularly tough weekend, I made the call on a Monday. My wife and I took him to the vet’s office and two of our kids met us there. His passing was peaceful, surrounded by his family. We all cried and hugged one another. We took the rest of the day off and hung out at our place with each other and reminisced about our old boy, he was much loved and we still miss him two years later! The vets office staff took up a collection and sent us a bouquet of flowers in a nice vase. That was nice and considerate of them as we all were a mess when we left the vet’s office.

  • rochester_veteran

    Next week we find out what Alex gets himself roped into for a Halloween costume.

    Can I guess? Could it be a kilt and nothing else, perhaps a little leather or armor, here and there for accents… 😉

    I love October too and you’ve liked a few of my posts as well about this peak of Fall month and I’ve done the same with yours, Tania, thanks! 🙂 I’ll make sure I post about the Ford Farm Market Halloween display when Sharon gets the supersized pumpkins carved! Her husband, Tom, grows (more like nurtures) them!

    Ford Farm Market