Blind To Tragedy #flashfiction #prompt

They all saw the dog. Black, shaggy, watchful.

The suit said he couldn’t have known, not his fault. I think he blames the student for bumping into the guy. She’d have been watching the dog, too. At least the dude’s on it, holding the dog. Everyone’s worried about the dog.

I called a handler, just in case he bites. Standard procedure, when paramedics come. Now that’s sorted they all want away. No one’s asked about the guy, have they?

No one sees a stiff, not when there’s a dog to keep them distracted.

Flash!friday prompt. 93 words , include an animal, use the picture

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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11 Responses to Blind To Tragedy #flashfiction #prompt

  1. So true. But then dogs make better people than people.

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  2. Darlene says:

    A good one!

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  3. Chel Owens says:

    So the secret to nefarious activities is to enlist a canine distraction…

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  4. Erika says:

    Hmm, that’s pretty true!

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  5. willowdot21 says:

    A sad indictment on humanity but true. 💜

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