Archive for January, 2008

Dog Tricks

Posted in Chester Arc, Horrors, The Neighbour on January 2, 2008 by Wili

Ok, calm down. That’s it. A dog trick.

My brother never really liked the whole dog trick thing. He was of the opinion he was taking up learning space in his dog’s brain with useless rutines. But he still taught the dog a particular trick, a favorite of his. Playing dead, he said, could get it out of any situation, so he taught it how.

It works out. Ralphie must be playing dead on the other line, and the first snag in the plan is passed.

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For a moment, I conjure up an image of  Ralphie lying in the ground, really dead, with Mary steeping on him after she decided to add a little irony in her test. I push it away.

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