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I did not kill a man when I was eight years old

I did not kill a man when I was eight years old

korenbloemen

I'm loving it


BandaidPuppet

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.


BlackKnight6660

That’s a great idea for a backstory. Definitely a fresh take on the almost over-done “murder-but-technically-not” first kill.


BZoid745

So literally the definition of “Well yes, but actually no.”


Prime_Mover

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.


BandaidPuppet

I'm glad you made it out of there. I hope life is better now.


Prime_Mover

Thanks, it's getting there.


Areesa79

I'd love to read it when you're done!


JacLaw

I would have opened the door too


AtomBug

They're good dogs, Brent.


claire_lair

They're good dogs, Bront.


purpleshenags

They're good dogs, burnt bread


squalorparlor

They're good bread, burnt bront


Shyth_Evans

They're good burns, bront bread (Also is this from something? Also i added this so i didn't break the chain)


extra_mash_potatoes

They're good bornts, bot bed


UR-NOT-MY-SUPERVISOR

[they're good dogs Brent](https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/theyre-good-dogs-brent)


Shyth_Evans

Thank you!


HappinessLoveNoDrama

Great story! I really like how it ended and I did not see it coming!


BandaidPuppet

You didn’t?


AllKindsOfCritters

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.


Eekaa_Chu77

Same here!


sexykenobi

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.)


iififlifly

Same


HappinessLoveNoDrama

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.


Comfy_Floffy

Totally, the writing was hipnotizing


highestRUSSIAN

Oof ouchie my hip


WhiskeredWolf

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.


douger_youtube

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)


JonesinforJonesey

What good boys you were.


Wheatley_core_01

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


TrashMouthDiver

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!


Glue_is_ok

lets go out and get some treats for this good doggo :>


Setari

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.


lemonlollipop

I hope Apollo got to live after, i hope this story has an extra happy ending


lokisown

You didn't kill a man. You saved a woman.


[deleted]

He didn't kill a man. All he did was open a door.


VatroxPlays

All I'ma say is he deserved it probably.


OldBayMoonshiner

I love “wholesome” horror stories


TheRealMisterMemer

Its technically the truth


spooky_scary_waffles

r/technicallythetruth


escherthecat

Excellent


niatpackcalb

This is way too good


IamYodaBot

**hrmmm way too good, this is.** *-niatpackcalb* *** ^(Commands: 'opt out', 'delete')


Miamixink3

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?


Rachieash

Wow...the ending was superb, completely unexpected 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻


notbobho

I want to see my little boy! (Opens door) Here he comes.


NovaturientIam

Awesome! Very short, but not a single word more needed to be said. I love it!


theseoulplayer

13/10 Best Boy


SaraJStew73

I love this story! Also, Apollo needs all the treats!


broken1373

Two good boys. Well done.


that1guyinaditch

good dog


Psynderis

Good for you!


bmcclure101

Well done


hari88physio

This story is awepawsome and I love Apollo 🤩 ❤❤


Megafeto

I loved it! The timing and the details were flawless, and I was pleasantly surprised by the ending. Gosh!


Lima_713

This. This is perfect. Just short enough, just descriptive enough, with a simple but great twist! Great job!


hetgr8

Fucking masterpiece


Reddd216

Apollo deserves a nice big steak and OP deserved a hot fudge sundae. ❤❤


sexykenobi

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.


intresting_boring

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.


BandaidPuppet

Oh? 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.


mycatstinksofshit

My dog can open doors..hes a 9st rottweiler so the bastard wouldn't of stood a chance against vlad the impaler either!!


HanselNeedsSomeSugar

Good boy, Apollo!!


Solostinhere

Some dogs are very good dogs.


IamYodaBot

**very good dogs, some dogs are.** *-Solostinhere* *** ^(Commands: 'opt out', 'delete')


DoryS111

Wow! That was really good. Thanks for sharing ♥️


heretokilltime_sa10

Loved reading this, although I didn't expect the ending. Good one.


BandaidPuppet

Man, I wrote this whole thing worrying that the end would be too obvious. Maybe I’ve found the perfect amount of predictability.


heretokilltime_sa10

Well the ending is perfect.


oO00oo0

take this upvote


aboredjess

great story!! very well written :) you really nailed the ending


Little_White_Witch

This was a great story. Loved it.


Short_Artist_Girl

This is a great story! Totally unexpected ending. Is there any symbolism with the name apollo?


hetgr8

I got chills after reading the last two sentences


_pussinboots_

that gave me chills of excitement


veritytheta

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


Xtremely_DeLux

Bravo.


faaaaaaaavhj

Righteous!! I love it. It'll be a great backstory for your character. Keep it up!


rett613

Excellent! I did not see that coming.


Storm-Kerr

Bravo. Nicely insightful.


420memelover69

Good boy ... Both dog and the kid


satan66671

I thought this was real then I read the sub name


motsanciens

Five year olds aren't toddlers, btw.


LiallUnison

Pretty Dark and Interesting!


Star_Aries

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.


MatthewStudios

that door is wide open if i was in that situation


kbrand79

That's a good son and a good dog.


Shinook83

Great story. Thank you 😊


llupz

Awesome story! Loved it!


twistedfuckery

This is so good ....


Kpopaddiction

I have a dog named Apollo and he is afraid of his own shadow.


ChloeDaPotato

This is baby!


weebtrash100

Holy shit this was good, I thought the ending is something to be expected but I did NOT expect it. Well done!


justanothahstonah

Great read dude! Would love to see this expanded


martybernuz

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!


sammbeee

Woof (pun intended) this gave me CHILLS


Creepy-Process1415

Love this!


Blubelle85

I really enjoyed this...I hope you do expand it.


tomnotloki

well that ending gave me quite a pawse


sineadtwiggy

Excellent


dastard82

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.


Bombermama

Good doggie, good kid :3


midnight_mystique01

This is brilliant. I loved it.


joicseth

You have great door-opening skills.


argha_007

So how old was the dog when that happened?


argha_007

Or is it a made up writing?


Cat-Lover20

Wow. Chilling!


GamerStrongman

I’m glad it had a happy ending. Good doggy 🐶


Oragami

Good doggo!


CharmainKB

That was awesome!!


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BandaidPuppet

Can someone translate this to english?


GleamingEyes

I second this. What the hell is this actually supposed to say?


michael_billy

Why didn't the mother divorce the guy


AbsoluteTrash413

learned helplessness maybe