Why?

Avatar Author: Scott Love to read, never written much. Thought I'd give it a try. Please, rate me harshly! I know we all like to be nice here, but please don't give me a 5 unless you think a story could not have been any better and it real... Read Bio

“Why?” She had asked, tiny sunlit face peering up past the hand holding hers.

“Because doggies don’t know how to talk, bumpkin.” He had said it through a grin as wide as she was tall.

“Why?” She had had no intention of letting it up that easily, even though he could hear the giggles starting in her voice.

“Hmmmmm… because their tongues are too long?” He had barely been able to contain himself.

“Daddy! Long tongues make you better at talkiiiiiii!” She had erupted into happy squeals as he swept her up on his shoulder.

“Why?” He had riposted, tickling her belly.

“Eeee beeecause… eeeeHEEEhee… they do! Haaheeehaaaha!” Tears had leaked from behind her shut, smiling eyes.

“Why?” He had asked through his own laughs. “Why, hmm bumpkin? Why?”

“Why?” He whispered. Tears leaked from behind his shut eyes and were washed away by the rain. “Why, bumpkin? Why?”

The tiny grave had no answer.

He could not stop asking.

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  1. Avatar Scott

    It’s been a while, but got the itch to write something again.

  2. Avatar Krulltar

    The italicized words threw me at first, but now I get it. Damn fine story, albeit heartbreaking.

  3. Avatar Darcey Issa Dorka

    Oh, you got me! Chills. Grimace. And a tear. Well done!

  4. Avatar shadowlight

    Oh, wow! What a story is such a short space. This tugs at the heart. Well done!

  5. Avatar RoseTone ~LoA~

    Amazing job.

    I don’t know what to say… I need more tissues…

  6. Avatar Scott

    Thanks for the comments, all. This one was the hardest to write (even though it has no connection to me), but I think it’s come out the best of my Fics so far.

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