Stories tagged “DOG”

  • A Visitor in the Grey Room

    After standing alone for days in the emptiness of the Grey Room it was impossible not to notice the sudden presence; the sleeping body of a girl lying in a heap on the floor. Harold noticed too but stayed obediently by my side.

    She opened her eyes. My he…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • The Agony of Awakening

    Light.

    It was too hot.

    Uncomfortable.

    If I could just worm my way deeper into unconsciousness I wouldn’t have to face . . . anything.

    Something nuzzled against the top of my head. My skin crawled. Not daring to open an eye too wide lest I see too clea…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Sluggish

    The girl took a step back from me, a hand creeping to her mouth.

    “Umm, is that normal?” she asked, nodding toward the blood streaks running down the spears of grass.

    Normal? I tried to connect anything to that word but nothing came to mind. Trying to th…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Re-evaluating Strangers

    I couldn’t help but groan. Standing up had not been a good idea. Everything hurt.

    “Do you know that guy?” the girl asked.

    An icy spike shot up my spine. Panic swarmed at the edge of my vision like beating wings. I hunched down and grabbed her arm. “What…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Memory is like Water in Cupped Hands

    An uncomfortable tingling ran across my shoulders and up the back of my neck; the sensation of insects crawling across my grave.

    “Where did he go? People don’t just disappear!” I didn’t quite shout.

    The girl looked away and said softly, “People disappea…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Summer's End

    Thanks to a bright sun and a wide cloudless sky, the afternoon was warm with nothing but the echo of a breeze to prevent it from getting too hot. That just goes to show that monsters weren't caged by night. They can show up at any time, even a day as nic…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Good Dog

    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 …

    Posted 4 years ago
  • Winter, Me, and the Dog

    The snow blew violently in my face and tried to lift the hood of my coat off my stocking capped head. The dog pulled on his leash and jogged to the nearest tree trunk, forcing his owner, me, to jog behind him. He lifted his leg and marked the base of the …

    Posted 6 years ago
  • A Healthy Diet

    It's the strangest thing.

    My dog, a little Pekingese cross I got about a month ago, isn't eating. I've tried everything to get him to eat, but nothing I try works. Dry food, wet food, he just turns up his nose. In the last three weeks, I've bought over $…

    Posted 7 years ago