for Museum and Library Service Finalist


Sunsets by Virginia Lee (a Short Story Contest entry) 

"Come on, Bear."

The leash dangles limply from Rebecca's hand as her Labrador trails behind her, tongue lolling out of his gray muzzle. She sits on the bank of the lake and he flops down next to her, resting his head in her lap. She strokes Bear's fur as the sun sinks below the glittering water.

Tomorrow will bring tears and goodbyes, but for now they have this moment. They have each other.