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I Killed My Friend

The 16 oz. Hammer weighed heavy in my hand,……His blood,.. dripping from the hammerhead……….
The neighbor next door had called,..saying that my friend was acting very strange…..The last he seen of him,.. he was going into the house. ….As I entered the house I called his name. …..There was no answer…..Knowing that he enjoyed the cool basement on these hot summer days.
I thought I would look for him there.

As I stepped off the last step of the stairs,….I spotted him over in the dark corner.,….I called his name again,…..From the look on his face I could tell we were still friends.
Then his eyes grew wide with anger,…With no warning he charged straight at me.
I stepped to the side,.. missing his charge,…the hammer lay on the bench nearby,…I grabbed it …..Just as he attacked again.
The first swing of the hammer was a miss,….I could tell it just made him mad.
Now I was in the dark corner,…and there was no way out.
The second time I swing the hammer,…I hit the side of his head.
The more I swing the hammer,… more anger showed on his face.
No way out,…….. I had To kill him.

The next time I hit him,..after many misses,….The hammer landed right between his eyes.
Standing there,….With tears in my eyes,.. looking at my dead friend,…Wondering what went wrong,….
I set down in his pool of blood and brushed the fur of the best dog that ever lived,…..MY Best Friend.


This didn`t really happen,…but it could be true somewhere,…
I`ve had dogs all my life,..and it`s never a good time when we have to put one down.
I do service work and sometimes I think I may need a big hammer,….When a big dog comes charging at me,….it`s really very scary when a dogs looks like he`s ready to attack you.

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  • Ginny Schmidt
    Ginny Schmidtabout 3 years ago

    I did not see this first time around. Yes it is scary. My little dog and I have been charged by big dogs off leash too many times in our neighborhood. Now I carry pepper spray.

  • Thank you Ginny,…..APPRECIATED !

    – JohnDSmith

  • Gary L   Suddath
    Gary L Suddathabout 3 years ago

    excellent work….I never saw it the 1st time

  • Thank you Gary,….Pleased you liked it,….APPRECIATED !

    – JohnDSmith

  • Ushna Sardar
    Ushna Sardarabout 3 years ago

  • Thank you Ushna,…..Appreciate this awesome feature very much,…

    – JohnDSmith

  • HamishBirkbeck
    HamishBirkbeckabout 3 years ago

    Nice twist at the end.

  • Thank you Hamish,…..APPRECIATED !

    – JohnDSmith

  • flyrod
    flyrodabout 3 years ago

    This is a fine piece of work John. I get a lot of satisfaction out of writing and I hope you do too. Keep it up.

  • Hi Flyrod,…..I`m so pleased,… to receive this nice comment about my writing,….
    Comimg from you that really means alot to me,….
    I like to write,….but it`s really a struggle for me to put my thought`s down on paper,(print)
    Hope that the more I do it,.. the easier it gets,..
    I enjoy reading your stories that you compose with your Art Work.
    Appreciate your vist,……THANKS !

    – JohnDSmith

  • Brian Pelkey
    Brian Pelkeyabout 3 years ago

    Enjoyed your story…sometimes when I go to pick Nikki up when she doesn’t want me to touch her, she will try to bite me!!! Then immediately realize what she just did…and I get a thousand kisses….makeup sex!! LOL

  • Thank you Brian,…..Pleased you liked this,…

    – JohnDSmith

  • Trudi's Images
    Trudi's Imagesabout 3 years ago

    l recall a story my parents told me of dog they had that got aggressive after my sister was born, mum still bares the scars of the fang marks of the dog on her hand where she plunged it in the dogs mouth so he could’nt take a mouthful of my sister, not that they hit him with a hammer but he was put down the next day :-(

  • Hi Trudi,…..I love dogs,….But they can be very dangerous,…no way would I leave a young child alone with any breed of dog,….just like us they all can have bad days,…..THANKS !

    – JohnDSmith

  • LoreLeft27
    LoreLeft27about 3 years ago

    there are times when i think that dogs that go off in the head are just like humans you kind of have to read their emotions just like they can us luckily ive never been bit but those dogs perhaps had some mean owners in a previous life. This is sad fantastic work

  • Hi Lore,……Pleased you read this,…….THANK YOU !

    – JohnDSmith

  • Melissa Carlini
    Melissa Carlinialmost 3 years ago

    Oh WOW….What a twist to this!! It is VERY scary to think how man’s best friend can change in the blink of an eye. Great writing…I really felt as though I was experiencing your words!!!!

  • So pleased you liked this,….I enjoyed writing it,……THANK YOU !

    – JohnDSmith

  • Corri Gryting Gutzman
  • Love the feature,….Thank you so very much,…

    – JohnDSmith

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