Free Fiction! “Broccoli”

Hey you! Do you like broccoli? I actually love the stuff, because I’m a weirdo who thrives off green and orange foods, but maybe you’ll identify with June. At first.

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June slipped her leafy greens to Barkie. The Golden Retriever never refused a snack, after all. She kept this up until Barkie stopped eating.

One trip to the vet confirmed: too much fiber from too much human food damaged her intestines.

“What does that mean?” June said, old enough to know what death was, though she had no experience with it.

“The vet was very clear. He said, ‘You’ll have to put her down.’” Her dad held up a needle. “He even gave us this so we could do it at home.”

Then he stuck the needle in June’s arm.

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