That’s no joke, folks. Jennifer and David are free spirited newlyweds who jump at the opportunity to become teachers just South of the Mexican border. When the couple decide to take a few days off in order to peruse the local flora and fauna, they find a bit more than they were looking for.
When I first saw this story was about the Chichimeca or “dog people” I immediately thought of this . . .
but then I remembered it was on tor.com instead of a fanfic site, so I consoled my sad little brain and reminded it that stuff like this . . . .
is good too.
Dog was a fairly excellent little creeper. Being that it’s so super short I won’t give anything away. I’ll just say there’s a good chance you might want to reconsider your stance if you are a dog person. That is, until you start reading and you feel some creeper being particularly derpy behind you . . .
or obtain photographic evidence of how he is willing to sacrifice life and limb in order to pull off a kamikaze sneak attack on whoever dares come down the steps . . .
Maybe he’s part evil dog????? Oh well, at least his butt makes a good pillow for the non-devil cat . . .
I have to give props to karen for her tor.com reviews. I’ve been very vocal of not being a fan of the short story, but I’m slowly coming to the realization that I do appreciate a good short. My complaints stem more from my experience of not enjoying collections of short stories by the same author being thrown together and published as one book or a $2.99 Kindle price point for something that is only 10 or 20 pages.