Marty and Fin

Fandango’s One-Word Challenge: TAKEN

‘Untitled‘ by Mariko Klug


Under a dark sky

wrapped in a blanket of shadows

and warm soft earth

is a someone’s secret.



The Secret has a name.

It’s  Marty.

He was 24 years old.

He will always be 24 years old.


Marty is missed by a dog name Fin.

Fin still waits for him at the end of the drive

where they used to live

before Marty was taken, eight months ago.


Fin thinks Marty will come back one day.

I think Fin is right.

Ghosts may wander aimlessly

but the taken always find their way back,

even when their eyes have been cruelly  and without mercy closed.

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