General Fiction posted January 1, 2020


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A Boy and His Dog in Their Final Moments

A Faithful Death

by Xia Thornwood

The boy dragged himself across the gouged and trampled snow, past the carcass of the wildcat, to the smaller black and white body a few feet beyond.

The dog weakly twitched her tail as the child lay down beside her.
"We'll just rest a bit."


In dawn's gray light, the searchers found the three bodies. The dog lay curled upon the child's chest, having futilely tried to warm him with her own fast-fading life heat.


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