Buster learns about Fear

Photo prompt curtsy of Yinglan

Photo prompt curtsy of Yinglan

Now Buster was crossing unknown land, land with red flags fluttering, but Buster cannot see red. So the sound of guns being fired startled him. When a second volley sounded, Buster travelled back in time to a moment before he was saved from drowning. He saw grey figures shooting sheep. One by one the sheep fell to the ground, never to move again.
As the sheep were loaded onto a tractor, Buster felt heat, then he knew fear as a giant funeral pyre devoured animal after animal. But who needs puppies on a farm being destroyed by Foot and Mouth desease.

Buster recalled the silence after the men left. Later he heard the farmer arguing with his wife. Buster recalled the sound of two more gun shots, then silence returned again to the farm.
As another volley of gun fire sounded Buster went to ground, and waited for silence to return.

A fine day at Mevagissey

A fine day at Mevagissey

This Post Has 23 Comments

  1. Reena Saxena

    Chilling!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Chilling indeed, thank you Reena

  2. Iain Kelly

    A terrible time for all involved.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Terrible indeed, thank you Iain

  3. anuragbakhshi

    Awwww, poor Buster!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Yes poor Buster indeed.

  4. Tannille

    I got so excited seeing Buster in the title (I may need help), only to have my heart tugged at. Poor puppy!
    Good stuff.

    1. Michael Humphris

      My muse is being dominated by Busters woes at the moment.

      1. Tannille

        The muse knows what it wants, go with it.

        1. Michael Humphris

          It doe not seem that I have a choice, thank you Tannille

  5. pensitivity101

    Poor pup.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Buster is beginning to wonder why I as an author am giving him such a hard time.

      1. pensitivity101

        A bit of TLC

        1. Michael Humphris

          You are right Buster is in neeed of TLC

          1. pensitivity101

            Hugs and treats by proxy. 😀

          2. Michael Humphris

            Buster is grateful, thank you

          3. pensitivity101

            🙂

  6. Abhijit Ray

    Buster has seen too many shooting in his life. It is time for peace.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Buster agrees, thank you Abhijit

  7. Violet Lentz

    I’m starting to see that Buster takes part in a lot of prompts.. Nice write.

    1. Michael Humphris

      It does feel like my muse is stuck in a groove at the present time, all be it a pleasant groove

      1. Violet Lentz

        Let it ride.

        1. Michael Humphris

          Will do.

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