The Dog

by Antonia Nardellini

The love of their dog kept them together. When they fought it always came down to who would get the dog. So, they stayed together, neither willing to relinquish their hold upon the animal. And when, at long last and nine years, the dog took sick and died, it was a shock. Their first fight after the burial, she said, "I'm leaving!" He replied, "How soon?"

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Antonia Nardellini's newest published work can be found in "The Mammoth Book of Lesbian Erotica" edited by Barbara Cardy.