Friday, May 13, 2011

goner

My sister had just headed off with her tiny dog for a brisk walk in the forest when suddenly, a wild rabbit darted out of the woods and paused on the path ahead, its brown eyes unblinking
Her little dog rushed at it barking madly before she could reel him in.
The bunny keeled over and lay without a twitch on the cold ground.
How shocking.
Was it playing dead? Was it just holding its breath?
They hastened past into the shadowy woods. When their steps were retraced, they came upon that "fallen creature of the forest."
The bunny was a goner.
Felled by fright.
Sometimes a dog's bark really is worse than its bite.

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