I did not kill a man when I was eight years old
By - BandaidPuppet
I'm loving it
I think I'm going to use this as a backstory for a character in some other writing, but I liked the idea too much right now not to share.
That’s a great idea for a backstory. Definitely a fresh take on the almost over-done “murder-but-technically-not” first kill.
So literally the definition of “Well yes, but actually no.”
Sorry if this is a bit grim but when I was in a relationship with a guy who used to beat me frequently, he had a border collie. By the time I left him, his dog wouldn't even let him up the stairs into his own apartment. I miss that dog. I cried when I had to leave him and kept his photo with me for days after.
I'm glad you made it out of there. I hope life is better now.
Thanks, it's getting there.
I'd love to read it when you're done!
I would have opened the door too
They're good dogs, Brent.
They're good dogs, Bront.
They're good dogs, burnt bread
They're good bread, burnt bront
They're good burns, bront bread
(Also is this from something? Also i added this so i didn't break the chain)
They're good bornts, bot bed
[they're good dogs Brent](https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/theyre-good-dogs-brent)
Great story! I really like how it ended and I did not see it coming!
I didn't see the ending coming because I was too focused on >!"If this man kills the puppy, I will reach through this story and strangle him myself."!< I was pleasantly surprised.
I’m all for preserving nature but I was reading a story of a guy whose family was saved from a bear by their dog. I was about to commit bear genocide if the dog died (but it lived.)
It could be the fact that I’m a thick headed idiot, but I feel like it was hinted at without being too obvious, like a good murder mystery novel.
Totally, the writing was hipnotizing
Oof ouchie my hip
Just wanted to tel you that this made me laugh out loud in the middle of the night. At least it didn’t wake anyone.
I for one definitely did, I even thought that exact sentence that it ended with before it came. But a short horror story having an obvious conclusion often doesn't mean that the ending is bad. Instead, much like a good joke, it has a lot to do with the set-up. An obvious punchline is obvious often as a result of a good set-up. Even if one can see the punchline coming, they probably couldn't have constructed the joke themselves.
Having said that, this story sucked (joke)
What good boys you were.
very nicely done! I Think this might be one of my favourites on this sub that I've read. It doesn't last too long, the characters are clearly established, and the ending is hinted at *just* enough throughout. Well done indeed
GOOD BOY! Whoozha goobaby? Whoozha baby BOY?! Oh zhur my boo boos! Lemme just wipe that blood off your chinny chin, ooh my sloppy baby! Yes you ARE!
lets go out and get some treats for this good doggo :>
I had a guy (stepdad) like this in my life but unfortunately he won the dogs' favor so they loved him. Not all of these stories turn out well like this one did IMO lol.
I hope Apollo got to live after, i hope this story has an extra happy ending
You didn't kill a man. You saved a woman.
He didn't kill a man. All he did was open a door.
All I'ma say is he deserved it probably.
I love “wholesome” horror stories
Its technically the truth
This is way too good
**hrmmm way too good, this is.**
^(Commands: 'opt out', 'delete')
Chills. I grew up in a situation similar to this character and also had a skinny lanky puppy named Apollo at one point. Guess who got rid of him?
Wow...the ending was superb, completely unexpected 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
I want to see my little boy!
Here he comes.
Awesome! Very short, but not a single word more needed to be said. I love it!
13/10 Best Boy
I love this story! Also, Apollo needs all the treats!
Two good boys.
Good for you!
This story is awepawsome and I love Apollo 🤩 ❤❤
I loved it! The timing and the details were flawless, and I was pleasantly surprised by the ending. Gosh!
This. This is perfect. Just short enough, just descriptive enough, with a simple but great twist! Great job!
Apollo deserves a nice big steak and OP deserved a hot fudge sundae. ❤❤
Yo did anyone else read that story recently about the guys dog whose like actually a dog man with fingers and shit? I saw the line “some dogs can open doors” and got pretty triggered ngl.
But great story OP.
Dogs can open doors- my shep figured it out at the age of 6 months.
Well it depends on what kinda door but usually if they jump up and push the handle and door they can open it.
I've had plenty of completely normal dogs who figure out door handles. The door handles in modern Finnish houses are flat and long, but mom's house has circular doorknobs because of my sister's late Sirius.
My dog can open doors..hes a 9st rottweiler so the bastard wouldn't of stood a chance against vlad the impaler either!!
Good boy, Apollo!!
Some dogs are very good dogs.
**very good dogs, some dogs are.**
^(Commands: 'opt out', 'delete')
Wow! That was really good. Thanks for sharing ♥️
Loved reading this, although I didn't expect the ending. Good one.
Man, I wrote this whole thing worrying that the end would be too obvious.
Maybe I’ve found the perfect amount of predictability.
Well the ending is perfect.
take this upvote
great story!! very well written :) you really nailed the ending
This was a great story. Loved it.
This is a great story! Totally unexpected ending. Is there any symbolism with the name apollo?
I got chills after reading the last two sentences
that gave me chills of excitement
Absolutely incredible!! My heart sped up as I read it, and I went :O at the end!! It’s so beautifully done. Also, how did you choose the name Apollo? :D
Righteous!! I love it. It'll be a great backstory for your character. Keep it up!
Excellent! I did not see that coming.
Bravo. Nicely insightful.
Good boy ...
Both dog and the kid
I thought this was real then I read the sub name
Five year olds aren't toddlers, btw.
Pretty Dark and Interesting!
I LOVE this! The writing is captivating.
My cousin’s dog hated my ex husband. She growled and tried to bite him from the first time they met, no matter our efforts to show her he wasn’t dangerous. He didn’t show his abusive side until after we got married, and it took me years to escape him. The dog was right all along.
that door is wide open if i was in that situation
That's a good son and a good dog.
Great story. Thank you 😊
Awesome story! Loved it!
This is so good ....
I have a dog named Apollo and he is afraid of his own shadow.
This is baby!
Holy shit this was good, I thought the ending is something to be expected but I did NOT expect it. Well done!
Great read dude! Would love to see this expanded
I really like how this story uses real life situations, and also how straight to the point it is. Well done, one of my favorite stories that I ever read here!
Woof (pun intended) this gave me CHILLS
I really enjoyed this...I hope you do expand it.
well that ending gave me quite a pawse
okay i'm surprised by this one. I've been reading some pretty questionable material on here and this was a actually chilling and not predictable or cliche.
Good doggie, good kid :3
This is brilliant. I loved it.
You have great door-opening skills.
So how old was the dog when that happened?
Or is it a made up writing?
I’m glad it had a happy ending. Good doggy 🐶
That was awesome!!
Can someone translate this to english?
I second this. What the hell is this actually supposed to say?
Why didn't the mother divorce the guy
learned helplessness maybe