The Long Wait
For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 5 June 2015
Papi followed little Ella and her uncle to the beach where a boat was taking them to the main island.
“Behave yourself until I return,” she told Papi. Early that morning, she caught her dog chasing chickens in the backyard.
As she boarded the boat, Ella didn’t realize she wouldn’t be coming back. She had been given up for adoption and heading to America.
Every day, Papi went to the beach waiting for her. Whenever a boat arrived, he’d wag his tail only to be disappointed time and time again. Papi never gave up until he died of old age.