After the Event

Photo prompt copyright: Yinglan

Photo prompt copyright: Yinglan

Buster sat and stared at the empty seat, wanting to turn the clock back. Since the death of Louise, he had been wandering the streets. Living day to day, eating any scraps of food available. All his dignity had gone.

He could not get the sight of Louise out of his mind. She had lain so still, wedged between the cars. Winter came that day. When the police arrived Buster had moved out of sight. He had seen the ambulance arrive and Louise carefully lifted inside. Then the few individuals who had seen the incident left. So Buster left.

Footnote: I wrote part one of Busters adventures, three days back, for use at some future point on the Sunday Photo Fiction site…

This Post Has 14 Comments

  1. Lynn Love

    I hope poor Buster finds a reason to carry on living soon

    1. Michael Humphris

      I think that he may have a long and eventful life if my muse has anything to do with it.

      1. Lynn Love

        Haha! Yes indeed

        1. Michael Humphris

          So glad you commented Lynn, .

  2. Joe Owens

    When a spouse is lost a whole world is shattered.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Sadly that is so. However I think that Buster may have a long and eventful life, if my muse has anything to to with it.

  3. Iain Kelly

    It doesn’t say explicitly but my mind reads it as Louise being a homeless person who died in the cold and Buster her faithful old dog who is now on his own?

    1. Michael Humphris

      Iain you are nearly right. Louise is a homeless person and Buster is her faithful dog. However he is quite young and hopefully will have many adventures. That is if my muse has its way.

  4. Abhijit Ray

    Yes grief can do things to a human psyche. Buster has lost a friend and a companion in Louise.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Abhijit, I believe that Buster will have quite an eventful life.

  5. Tannille

    Buster reminds me a bit of the fairytale Little Match Girl.

    1. Michael Humphris

      I am so pleased to be reminded of Hans Christian Anderson and the Little Match Girl. Buster would indeed love the Little Match Girl.

      1. Tannille

        Now there’s a great cross-over story!

        1. Michael Humphris

          Thank you Tannille

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