Inside the Mind of Isadora

We’re Going Home


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The guys named him Black Hawk. He was shaky today. I could feel his insecurity.

He needed some love; that, and the reassurance that this isn’t good-bye. I couldn’t blame him.

There was cheering and shouting everywhere. We were going home.

One night when he crept into the barracks, he was muddy. His body was nothing but bones and mange.

After a lot of pleading, Sarg let us keep him.

“He won’t survive, he said. He’s a dog. A dogs gonna do what a dog does. Run out. Some random shots will get him.”

I wasn’t going to let that happen. I talked to Black Hawk. He listened. He helped keep the moral alive for us guys.

“Hey, little buddy, don’t look so sad. It’s a great day for all of us. We’re going home, I told him.”

I think he understood.

2016©Isadora DeLaVega

Genre: Flash Fiction
Word Count: 143


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Author: Inside the Mind of Isadora

Intriguing, sensitive, mysterious, loving, artistic and crackling with excitement for life is a pretty good description of who I am. I just retired from the world of art where I sold my Artfully Designed Handmade Jewelry for 28 years; although, art will always be a part of who I am no matter what venue I choose to express it in.

37 thoughts on “We’re Going Home

  1. Aww. I am glad they kept him.

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  2. Your story has a feel of freshness and new life to it.
    Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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  3. Well written and enjoyable story, Isadora. 🙂

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  4. A wonderful story, Issy. Love the picture too. xx

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  5. We went along very similar storylines. Yours is so nice and I know that dog understood!

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  6. So happy to find a happy ending for all of them. 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  7. I hope he brings the dog with him. 🙂 This is an interesting read. 🙂

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  8. Beautiful story Isadora. It goes straight to the heart! Thank you!

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  9. Lovely heartfelt story Isadora. I like the hope element within your tale…..well done..

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  10. I am sure he understood. beautiful story

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  11. Awwwww. Such a very touching piece, Isadora. The love between the soldier and the dog almost made me cry. 🙂

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  12. I always wonder at the friends and life savers that the soldiers are forced to leave behind. Some rules are just not right.

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    • In my story, I want to believe that Black Hawk did go home with the soldier. After all, they both needed each other.
      It would be difficult on both if he was left behind. But, I’m with you, I wonder how they manage in the event that something
      or something is left behind. Sam, thank you for visiting and leaving you insightful comment.
      Isadora 😎

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  13. Beautiful, very emotive, you brought a tear.

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    • It’s a difficult task these young boys do. when I first saw the photo prompt I was touched by the love it seemed to show.
      I’m pleased you found it touching too. Thank you, Gilly.
      Isadora 😎
      p.s. I’d love to see you join in a photo prompt write one day. 😊


  14. Great story, Isadora! I hope he gets to take the dog home with him, otherwise it will be terribly sad for the dog. Wonderful story!

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  15. Very cute. I’m so glad they were going home — the soldiers and the dog (who didn’t run!) . Great happy ending.

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