Thursday, July 7, 2011

Short Story Slam Week 5 in 55 Words




Sam has been Tammy's dog ever since she was three.

Now he's gone, Tammy keeps thinking of Sam, how he wiggles his tail to greet her from school and fetches Frisbee when Tammy throws it. Not to mention the time they spent walking in the park...

Will this tomato plant help Tammy grow new hope?




My Entry for Flash Friday 55 at G-Man’s

and Short Story Slam Week 5

Happy Writing!

Image Credit: google.com

31 comments:

mindlovemisery said...

Awww this is sad and sweet

welcome to my world of poetry said...

I loved this , sad but also giving hope.

Yvonne.

Bernie said...

Breaks my heart but I think a memory tree would last longer but even the tomato plant allows her to grieve with hope. Sending big hugs.....:-)

That gentleman's lady said...

:(

Caroline said...

Sad but filled with so much Hope !!! Just as life is sometimes. You rock !!!

I stopped by the blog and took a chance writing to. Thanx 4 the invite.

ananchorage said...

I don't think a plant could replace a dog.

kshawnedgar said...

Sadly elagent, with tendrils of hopeful growth.

Altonian said...

Sadly cute. Tammy can but try!

Amanda said...

I think it will help Tammy, even though it can't replace Sam. Good job with the prompt!

Anonymous said...

what I was looking for, thanks

Rajlakshmi said...

that is such an innocent and sad write ...

bendedspoon said...

It can. Giving and loving always help :)

This is a great story -- short but makes one ponder. And I smile that our stories both have tomato Like-oh-pen! :)

MISH said...

Hope springs eternal in the human breast !
Ah , the innocence of youth - so appealing !
And there's nothing wrong with trying !

abthomas said...

sadness tinged with future hope - well done!

Jesse.s.mitchell said...

yes, well done. I dig it.

sajeevkmenon said...

This piece teaches us to keep our hope and faith even when worries rock our boat:)

pure2core said...

Yaa dear! they say belief can show miracles..sure it would ...Very nice jingle..

PaulaTohline Calhoun said...

Wonderful, Jingle! Isn't it interesting that we both used hope as the central theme in our stories? One of the best movie quotes I know is from "The Shawshank Redemption," (a wonderful and powerful film):

"Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies."

JJ said...

I am always about new hope. Have a great week.

Leslie said...

Oh, this is so sad... my daughter still misses the dog she got when she was five. He was her best buddy for a very long time...

Myrna R. said...

This is cute and sad. Nice to do it in 55 words.

Pranavam Ravikumar a.k.a. Kochuravi said...

Regrets.. But a ray of hope always there. Have a nice day!

AllMyPosts said...

Your dog is cool!!

but, can't help that it passed away!! so sad!!

with warm regards
Another Author

dan roberson said...

When that plant greets her at the door with its tail wagging,
then we're talking,
and when that plant looks at her with big round eyes,
then we're rocking,
When that plant wants to sing and dance, whatever the circumstance, It's time to say goodbye.

Victoria said...

This is so touching. Brought tears to my eyes.

G-Man said...

Jingle Belle...?
You didn't come tell me you did this?
I Loved it...Thanks

Heaven said...

very lovely... sweet yet hopeful.

great pictures too.

Nice to meet you ~

rickcag said...

Such sad words. The picture really brought life to the words.

magiceye said...

tender

Akelamalu said...

Aw, a tomato plant is no substitute for a gal's best friend.

kez said...

awww always sad when a pet goes but the memories are always there