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The Fat Man and his Dog Pt. 10 – Goodbye

Posted on Monday, November 8th, 2010

The boy woke with the dawn sun bright eyed and excited.  He checked over the bag he had packed the night before for any forgotten essentials.  Convinced he had packed everything he would need, he slipped the bag back into its hidey hole beneath the bed.  He took a final look around his bedroom, then [...]

The Fat Man and his Dog Pt. 9 – Fight, Might and a Little Bit of Insight

Posted on Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

The dog snarled like a hound of hell, haunches raised which caused the fur along his spine to rise up in a mighty stripe.  Dripping fangs born towards his prey helped finish the image.  He circled the small boy before him, each step calculated and exact to keep him within attacking position. The boy stood [...]

The Fat Man and his Dog Pt. 8 – Lessons to be Learned

Posted on Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

“Come on now boy, no time for lazing about now, there’s crops to bring in!”  The Fat Man’s voice bubbled with orneriness and annoyance as he passed by.  On his left shoulder he carried a bale of corn stalks, with his right hand he reached out and clouted the boy upon the back of his [...]

The Fat Man and his Dog Pt. 7 – Plans and Portents

Posted on Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

“Oh it’s so nice to see you back to yourself once again!” Father bubbled over with glee as he took in the man before him. Fat Man smiled warmly in the beams of sunlight coming through the front window.  ”Feels good to be back!” The group stood in awkward silence, the only sound to be [...]

The Fat Man and his Dog Pt. 6 – Witchery, Confusion and Crops

Posted on Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

The young boy sat upon the floor cradling his unconscious father upon his lap.  Fear consumed his features as he took in the brutish man standing upon his doorstep within the ruins of the entryway. He glanced over to see Dog sitting to the side looking at the man with a quizzical cock of his [...]

The Fat Man and his Dog Pt. 5 – Looking Back, Concerns

Posted on Monday, September 27th, 2010

“Father, he’s been gone quite a while now hasn’t he?” “That he has.  I do hope he’s okay.”  Father rose from his chair to peer out the window in search of the missing Fat Man. Dog took the opportunity to lay back upon the floor as he waited for his master to return.  “Dog does [...]

The Fat Man and His Dog Pt. 4 – A Brief Moment in Time

Posted on Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

“Father,” the boy whined. “That man just ate four days worth of beans and the fish I caught on Sunday that was to last us through the week.” “Well son, he did say he was hungry.” “Father, the fish wasn’t even cooked! Do you not see what has happened here?” “A great man was well [...]

The Fat Man and his Dog Pt. 3 – Beans and Blues

Posted on Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

The Fat Man shoveled beans into his mouth with a spoon the size of his own ham-like fist.  Most found their way into his mouth, though many cascaded downward into his beard and onto to the table cloth tucked in to the front of his ragged shirt. Dog watched the Fat Man intently pondering how [...]

The Fat Man and his Dog Pt. 2 – Provisions and Such

Posted on Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

The Fat Man approached the two star struck villagers, a look of general boredom gazed from the depths of his matted beard and hair. Dog looked likewise as he planted his rear firmly upon the freshly turned soil below, tongue lolling moistly from his mouth. Fat Man gave both villagers a look and took in [...]

The Fat Man and his Dog – Pt. 1 The Fat Man Returns

Posted on Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

New sun rose and with it came the new life of spring spreading across the small country village. A father and son toiled upon fresh earth, preparing for the new season. Father paused to stand resting upon his shovel, dragging a worn and battered sleeve across his sweaty brow. “Aye son, keep at it.” “And [...]

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