Good Dog

TheCheshireChris

I'm just this guy, you know?

To expand on that, I am also the following...

- A former ficly member who is 38 years old and is schizoaffective (depressive type)

- Into creating languages and fantasy worlds from scratch

- A listener of audiobooks & good tunes

- Always too hard on myself


There's a dog outside.

I didn't used to think much of him. Just thought he was a fluffy companion.

That didn't turn out to be entirely true though.

He also had... well, powers.

He had the face of a very learned Buddhist monk, I always used to joke to my friends just because his eyes seemed to deep and knowledgeable.

Then I discovered something totally surprising in him.

,He could grant, I guess you could call them wishes?

That's when I knew he was another soul altogether.

He was something greater than "just a dog" if a dog can even ever truly be "just a dog" to begin with.

He looked at me knowingly through the kitchen window as I did the dishes I had dirtied earlier.

Like HE knew that I knew.

I never tried to abuse his powers. Just see its limits. How far reaching his other worldly powers were.

I found that they only applied to things that would try to make the universe a better place. Things like "free ice cream for children" and "food for the guy on the corner with the sign."

He was a good dog.


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Jim Stitzel

Jim Stitzel

Interesting take on the whole "man's best friend" idea. Also, I'm sure the MC would have to be cautious of the "be careful what you wish for" fallacy.

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