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Listless: For Flash in the Pan


“Dolores…” I said quietly, not wanting to startle her.

 

She turned and whinnied softly. Her listless gait told the story of her grief.

 

Dolores stuck her head through the bars of her stall and resting it on my shoulder and against my head, heaved a sigh. Her brown eyes glazed in mourning.

 

Meaning “sorrows” in Spanish, never before had her name seemed more appropriate.

 

Will she ever get over the stillbirth? How can any mother?

 

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Horse watching

 (Photo credit: @Doug88888)

 

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11 Comments

  1. winsomebella says:

    Love how you tie it all together :-)

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  2. I feel the ache of loss. You don’t need to be human to feel it. Beautiful, Susan.

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  3. sandrabranum says:

    So poignant and beautiful. Sigh!

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  4. Heartbreaking story. But once again, beautifully done.

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  5. Reno says:

    Your writing blows my mind. Phenomenal.

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  6. deanabo says:

    Heart breaking story. Terrific writing.

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