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Good Dog

Post by dreamrock » Sun Jun 20, 2010 5:26 pm

Zeke wasn’t a bad dog. He didn’t pee on the carpets, bite children, or chase mailmen seriously enough to catch them.

It’s just that he couldn’t seem to learn commands. He’d come if you called, but he didn’t seem to think it was a specific command. He could sit if he felt like sitting, but he wouldn’t do it when anyone told him. No amount of treats helped.

Of course, they never tried “avert natural disaster!” until the fateful day it was necessary.

He leaped into the fray, commandeered computers, negotiated, hacked, and finally stopped the bombing.

Good dog, Zeke.
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Re: Good Dog

Post by strawman » Sun Jun 20, 2010 8:50 pm

This one will command a special place in my heart.

Just as you can tell how badass a fish is by what it eats, you can tell how good a guy is by how he looks at his dog.

On the other hand, Hitler's dog thought Der Fuhrer was a really good guy. Saying which, you can tell how good a guy I am.

Nevermind.

I like it a lot.
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Re: Good Dog

Post by dreamrock » Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:22 pm

Thanks, man!

Would it change your opinion any if it was "nuclear disaster"? That's what it was supposed to be, but there's some spoonerism generator between my writing brain and my fingers.
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Re: Good Dog

Post by Phenopath » Sun Jun 20, 2010 10:28 pm

Hmm, good but natural disaster does not work for bombings. Nor does nuclear disaster. How about national emergency?
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Re: Good Dog

Post by dreamrock » Sun Jun 20, 2010 11:39 pm

Hm, how about international emergency/incident?
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Re: Good Dog

Post by ROU Killing Time » Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:38 am

Reminds me of one my fav PKD stories in spirit. Roog.
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Re: Good Dog

Post by dreamrock » Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:36 pm

ROU Killing Time wrote:Reminds me of one my fav PKD stories in spirit. Roog.
Yeah, that's one of my favorites too. :D Roog wasn't on my mind as I was writing this, but PKD's short stories are a huge influence on my short fiction.
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