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Thursday, May 16, 2013

"Dog Person" by Scott Nicholson

Originally appeared in Crime Wave.
Collected in Curtains: Mystery Stories.
Robert and Alison hook up, but Sandy Ann, the dog, is a sticking point.  Alison kicks the dog out of the house and slowly poisons it because she wants a dog to live by and obey her rules.  The dog is getting worse, so Robert takes the dog out to the woods to put it out of its misery.  But Alison's best-laid plan does awry.

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