The Night Walk

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Both Frank and Danny knew the value of walking, to walk invigorated them both. The images and smells captivated their imagination, but in such differing ways. Frank walked to cope with his memories, Danny walked to smell. Tonight was no different. The cloudless sky allowed the full moon to illuminate the garden with a soft mellow light, whilst the fragrance of the Rhododendrons impacted on them both. Frank was back in 1964 boarding a RAF Belvedere helicopter to go on patrol in a mountainous area of Borneo. Whilst Danny was walking in a botanical garden with his mistress. When the fireworks exploded, Frank hit the ground then rolled over Danny. As silence returned Frank pulled Danny under the cover of a large Rhododendron. ‘Sorry old chap’. Frank wondered how the hell did you tell a dog about seeing your best mate being blown apart by a land mine. Danny snuggled up close to Frank as he smelt his fear, Danny a retired MWD dog knew what his master felt.

Footnote:

MWD stands for Military Working Dog

This Post Has 22 Comments

  1. Michael

    Well done Michael, very engaging tale…

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Rover or is it Carl,

      1. Michael

        Woof…oh sorry, Carl…

        1. Michael Humphris
  2. Lynn Love

    Very good. Took us in unexpected directions too with the ex military dog – very clever. Nice work

    1. Michael Humphris

      Writing this story enabled me to learn more about what happens to retired military dogs. So I am pleased that you enjoyed the story.

      1. Lynn Love

        It was really interesting and a great read 🙂

      2. Lynn Love

        It’s an interesting subject area and you did it justice 🙂

  3. Iain Kelly

    Nice little twist with Danny the dog, well done. Liked the use of senses and memories meaning something different to both. Nice work.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Ian, It was nice to use the two differing takes on one situation. Thank you for your regular observations, they do really help. Mike

  4. Priceless Joy

    This is awesome Michael! Awesome yet so sad. Well done!

    1. Michael Humphris

      That is a very kind comment. Thank you.

  5. jademwong

    Ohh…love the direction you took the story. I think Danny and Frank will be able to take care of each other 🙂

    1. Michael Humphris

      They certainly will. Thank you Jade.

  6. creatingahome

    I love this very much.
    What a great connection to share.

    1. Michael Humphris

      It was good to write a story which included Danny. Thank you for the positive feed back, it was appreciated. Mike

  7. Ameena k.g

    This just beautiful… The man and the dog are both in need of each other and they get one another too. I loved it

    1. Michael Humphris

      I am really pleased you enjoyed, the night walk, thank you for letting me know. I appreciate that. Mike

  8. afairymind

    Frank is lucky to have a companion as understanding as Danny. I love the direction you went with this. 🙂

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you so much for letting me know how you felt about, the night walk story. Mike

  9. Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

    Quite engaging. I can imagine what the experience must have been for both of them. Surviving a war is not easy.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Jacqueline, sadily warfare seems to be humanities nemesis, as for mines they are down right evil

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