Saturday, March 31, 2012

3 word week: It's a dog's life

The sharp yip from behind informs me that I just trod on the dog’s tail. It happens a lot. He’s a stupid mutt who thinks that sitting inches from my heels will get him food every time I’m in the kitchen.

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.


Sandra Davies said...

Snap!! - and spooky too that we should post at almost the same minute.
Have to say also that I've no more heard of 'shonky' than I had 'janky', which it why I brought 'jankers' into my much longer tale.

Steve Isaak said...

Relatable, fun piece. Thanks for the smile - in my case, it's a meowing cat, looking for pre-caffeine/morning scritches. :^)