Friday, April 17, 2015

Inspired By Random - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

I was recently inspired by a post from the blog That Delete Button. The idea is this: Choose a book, any book, and write a post based on its title that is completely unrelated to the book itself. Brilliant, right? So here it goes.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, originally by Mark Haddon

The dog was awoken from her nighttime slumber by a curious noise. Scenting the air, she sensed a mysterious presence making its way through the eastern wing of the manor. In an instant, she was fully alert and ready to protect her family from the dastardly intruders that had dared to breach the security of her home. She might be small in stature and petite in size, but she was fierce, and her spirit was mighty.

The little dog took off faster than the wind, galloping with the force of a thousand horses towards the source of the invasive presence. Within moments, she had reached the East Wing. She was armed and ready for battle, but what she saw stopped her in her very tracks. Lo and behold, it was a man, no bigger than she. She'd never seen such a tiny little man before, and though her protective instincts were still growling beneath the surface, surely a man so tiny and small couldn't do terribly much harm.

"You're right," the tiny man said, and the words would have shocked the shoes right off of the tiny dog, had she been wearing shoes. "I am not here to bring harm unto your household. I am but a humble house troll, here to bring good fortune into your home. I hope you shall allow me to stay, as this place has become my home as well."

The dog wrinkled her nose and sniffed and sniffed. She tentatively approached the house troll before giving him a tiny lick that made the creature giggle. She licked him again, but this time he fell over from the force of her powerful tongue. Finally, she judged him to be honest and gave a little yip of approval.

And that, my friends, is the curious story of how a very little dog befriended a kind house troll in the night-time.

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