Friday Fictioneers – Memorial Stone

Every week, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (thank you, Rochelle!) hosts a flash fiction challenge, to write a complete story, based on a photoprompt, with a beginning, middle and end, in 100 words or less. Post it on your blog, and include the Photoprompt and Inlinkz on your page. Link your story URL. Then the fun starts as you read other peoples’ stories and comment on them!


Memorial stone


The golden retriever ignored me and went on gnawing at something he’d found in a rockpool.

“What’ve you got there, boy?”

Rufus gave a little “Woof” and dropped a seaweed-covered pebble at my feet.

I left it. He brought it to me. I threw it. He fetched it. Repeatedly.

“You want me to take it home?”


I dropped it in my pocket.

Rufus was an old dog, and died a few months later. I buried him in the garden. There, in my jacket pocket, was the pebble.

Now it sits on my desk – complete with dried seaweed.

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39 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Memorial Stone

    • Dear Sandra
      Thank you for your lovely comment. I have the same experience with one of my cats. Like your dog, she died about twelve years ago. I have memories of her that I will cherish for the rest of my life.
      With best wishes

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    • Dear Rochelle
      Thank you for your lovely comments. Your right – the stone would become very precious through its association with Rufus.
      I have to confess to being intensely curious to know why the stones are treasured among the stationery in real life!
      Penny xx


    • What a fascinating comment, Fatima! Yes, perhaps Rufus did want to give her a gift; we’ve no way yet of understanding our pets’ motivations. It’s a heart-warming thought, anyway!


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