Stranger in the Park
I noticed the old man sitting on a park bench sobbing his eyes out.
I looked around and saw a woman near him look at him briefly and then turned the other way, like she didn’t see anything, while another man was visibly embarrassed.
I just wished I could take away his pain. I think he must be truly sad to cry in public.
Wonder, what has distressed him. On second thoughts, I don’t need answers, I just want to comfort him.
So, I got up and sat near him, till he smiled, looked into my eyes and petted me.
Image Courtesy : morgueFile
Linking this to Write Tribe’s 100 Words on Saturday prompt : I noticed the old man sitting on a park bench sobbing his eyes out… and Day 4 of the 5 Photos, 5 Days Challenge for which I was tagged by Genevive Angela.
August 2, 2015 12:09 am|
A canine is a man’s best friend and its proved over here. This doggy pissesses the ability to empathise.
August 2, 2015 5:24 am|
One of our dogs is quite sensitive that way. If one of us isn’t feeling well, she will come and lay on or by our beds until we feel better. :O)
August 2, 2015 7:34 am|
A touching story. There are many such friends in the park that shower us with selfless love and armed with sixth sense, they know how we feeling.
August 2, 2015 8:46 am|
Such a sweet story, Shilpa! Time for you to get a dog now! 😉
August 2, 2015 11:53 pm|
hear hear 😀 I second that!
August 2, 2015 9:48 am|
Dogs are indeed stress busters. And the most loyal.
August 2, 2015 5:24 pm|
HI Shilpa – I wouldn’t comment anything here. “You are truly gifted”. How amazingly you have executed this 100 words story. The emotions perfect.
August 2, 2015 5:35 pm|
Aw…. that was such a cute story. Honestly, only a dog can empathise so completely.
August 2, 2015 8:47 pm|
Shilpa this an amazing story.In 100 words you have brought so many ermotions
August 2, 2015 11:47 pm|
Good story, I like the unexpected ending. And it made me wonder if I would be able to do the same. Something to think about, thanks!
August 3, 2015 12:13 am|
Lovely. Most of the times a human being craves for support and someone to console them and utter some words of consolation before they actually start working on fixing the mess.
August 3, 2015 4:40 am|
Oh, I absolutely love this – and totally didn’t see the end coming! Thank you for sharing this lovely piece.
August 3, 2015 1:10 pm|
What a wonderful interpretation to the prompt! Brilliant 🙂
August 3, 2015 1:34 pm|
This is so cute shilpa, loved this !
August 3, 2015 2:08 pm|
Aww! Shilpa, I read the last line and just burst out! Dogs are really very sensitive. My Chikoo gets the hint ( even before I start sobbing loudly) that I am going to break down in tears. He quickly comes near and puts his paw on my leg or hand, whichever is reachable, and begins whining – coaxing me to calm down immediately. Loved this short story!
August 3, 2015 3:22 pm|
That’s a tender tale of unconditional affection. The ending is a surprise one, a pleasant one 🙂
August 3, 2015 6:08 pm|
Shilpa, beautiful story 🙂 love the doggy in the picture too 🙂
August 3, 2015 6:28 pm|
Indeed, how sad one had to be to cry in public. Dogs are so sensitive. Beautiful write.
August 3, 2015 8:03 pm|
If only we were as compassionate as man’s most faithful companion 🙂
August 4, 2015 10:07 am|
there’s nothing better than puppy love to heal an aching heart!
August 4, 2015 11:20 am|
That’s the most heart-warming post I read today! Loved it, Shilpa. <3
August 4, 2015 3:27 pm|
Awww..Shilpa… You have beautifully scripted the emotions. .Such a lovely post!!
August 4, 2015 11:51 pm|
:)…so, getting a dog?
August 5, 2015 7:42 pm|
That’s so cute! 🙂