The Path

I wandered into the field just up the road from my village to consummate my new found loneliness. I had never been there alone before so it seemed a decent place to start.

Through the long grass I glimpsed movement; a burgundy jumper flashed at me from within the miniature jungle. I would say it called to me, but that would make me sound cheesy; I was just lonely and wanted someone to talk to.

As I approached I saw her face; she was beautiful. Her hair floated gently on the breeze as she laughed. At the time I wondered what she was laughing at but as I walked on I saw her dog. She had been laughing because it had fallen in the pond. Absolutely soaking, it had shaken its fur dry onto her boyfriend.

What a shock! I headed back to the path, alone.