It never works. Specially in the morning. You’d think he’d know by now that I’m on autopilot till I’ve had my first coffee: a kind of hyperinduction by caffeine. I am at its mercy - an addict – and nothing functions till I’m half-way down my second mug of joe.
Eventually I relent and turn around to pour some Doggybix in his bowl. He looks appalled.
“Sorry pal, it’s the best I can do for now. Meat’s off the menu till I replace that janky can opener.”
Not so much a story - more a scene from something that has potential. Three Word Week is Steve Isaak's challenge where he provides three words and we fit them into something like a story. This week's words were:
I.) hyperinduction - v. When someone psychically overrides - controls - the will and actions of another person. (Source: Alphas, Season 1, episode #1: "Pilot"; original air date: 7/11/11)
II.) janky - adj. - Inferior quality; held in low social regard; old and delapidated; refers almost exclusively to inanimate material objects, not to people.
III.) yip - adj. - n.
A sharp, high-pitched bark; a yelp.
To emit a yip; yelp.
I had problems with janky. I'm more familiar with shonky, and it still reads to me like I should have used that instead.