Post by caucasoididiot on Nov 23, 2011 0:15:45 GMT -5
We don't seem to have such a thread here, so I'll start my own.
I'm trying to place a short story that I once read, probably in an SF anthology and perhaps called "Bobby and Me." I'd guess it was written mid '50s to early '60s. The premise was that of a very young boy in telepathic contact with his dog. He is too young to see anything odd in that, but then his parents begin to clue into it.
It was written first person from the boy's POV. I recollect a Bixbyish feel but suspect that's wrong and that I'm associating it with his "It's a Good Life." I'll include the ending in a spoiler tag, but I'd avoid it unless you're pretty sure you have the right story, as the real impact comes with the final line.
Having together chased Mommy and Daddy out of the house, the boy exults in the fact that from here on it will just be Bobby and me. He then realizes that he's getting hungry and wonders if Bobby will make him a sandwich.
Oh, and I should mention that it's not Ellison's "A Boy and His Dog," despite the similar premise.
Last Edit: Nov 23, 2011 9:59:00 GMT -5 by caucasoididiot
Post by mummifiedstalin on Nov 23, 2011 10:11:00 GMT -5
It sounds familiar, but I may just be projecting similar things. The themes are similar to Bradbury's "The Veldt" which I always found to be one of his creepier stories, especially since Bradbury often went for the sentimental, which this one isn't. It's all about how childhood can be truly feral. But I'll keep thinking.
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