Naching’s wonderful tale about why you should never forget your teddy bear. Loved this.
The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!
by Naching T. Kassa
TD dangled from the makeshift wash line above the kitchen table, his paw pinned to the cord, fur matted with moisture. The muffled wails of a little girl sounded from the hall and his ears pricked up. It was his girl, Mary Elizabeth. He strained to make out the words.
“Mama, I can’t sleep without him!” the girl cried.
“TD is soaking wet. You can’t sleep with him now,” Alice replied.
“I want him. I want TD!”
“If you’d listened to me, you’d have him right now. Why on earth did you drop him in the water?”
“He told me to.”
“Bears don’t talk.”
TD sighed. He had told Mary Elizabeth to toss him in the water. Why didn’t Alice believe anymore? As a little girl, she’d heard every word he’d said. He had been her protector first, long…
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