Zach Agnew

The Empty Bowl

The door swung open to the silence inside, as a man walked in with a weight in his stride. His keys clanked heavily on the table, he slumped over, no longer able. A week had passed and yet the pain remained, at this point he simply felt drained. What could he do, but sit and remember, as he watched the snows of late November. The flakes danced…

In an evocatively entitled short story “The Empty Bowl,” a young writer, Zach Agnew, tells a classic story of friendship, love and loss that was shared between a man and a dog. Absence of the man’s best friend is here in focus, as well as the loss of his truest comrade in the great fight called “life.” Zach Agnew is the Gold Writer of the ArtAscent “Pets” call for writers. To see the full body of work and profile, get a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal “Pets” issue.

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