By Gypsie-Ami Offenbacher-Ferris

Image credit – Mick Haupt @ Unsplash
In response to Sadje’s - What do you see # 158- October 31, 2022

He left the door open! Do I stay or do I run? He might be waiting right outside, a test to see if I’ll stay. The grass is so green, the sky brilliant blue and there’s freedom right through those doors.

But, do I want freedom? He takes care of me, feeds me, keeps me warm. Sure, there are some uncomfortable times, but isn’t there always no matter where you are or who you’re with?

Maybe I could just poke my head out, see what’s out there and breathe the cool Autumn air. I’ll bet it smells like fall flowers, pumpkins and bonfires burning. It’s Halloween night, at least I think it’s Halloween night.

If I run, he’ll be upset, mad. It will hurt his feelings and make him sad. I don’t want to make him sad, or mad. He promised me a special treat on Halloween.

What if leaving the doors open is my treat and I don’t take it? He’ll really be angry with me then, or will he be angry if I do take it, leave, run. I can hear footsteps, it’s him. Or maybe not, might be someone else. If they find me, he will be livid.

Do I stay or do I run?


  1. judeitakali says:

    excellent portrayal of conflict.

    Liked by 1 person

      1. judeitakali says:

        My pleasure.


  2. Sadje says:

    What a dilemma for the poor fellow! Thanks for joining in Ami with this lovely story


  3. fejones1952 says:

    My Ami,
    Ambigious and lovely..

    Liked by 1 person

    1. willowdot21 says:

      Gosh this really is scary! Very well done 💜

      Liked by 2 people

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