Loss by Barb Bland

“How was your golf game?” he asked.

For the fourth time I replied, “I didn’t play golf.”

“But you went to the country club, didn’t you?”

“Yes, dear, but it was to a luncheon. I was asked to photograph the fashion models.”


Painfully, he turned his pale eyes and unshaved face towards me.

“Did you hit ‘em good?”

© Copyright 2016 Barb Bland. All rights reserved.
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Barb Bland retired to Whidbey Island, Washington from Alaska and is a member of Whidbey Writers Group. Running Free is her memoir recounting adventures transforming a feral dog into a trusted family pet.