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Heh. I am shitting my pants. So I ain't sleeping tonight. Here's why;
Yesternight I had a dream. In it there were black dogs (hellhounds, black shucks, whatever!) walking through a city in broad daylight. Everybody was ignoring them despite the fact they were massive black dogs just wandering around. My dream self would not look at them directly and when I got close I grew intensly frightened and tried to ignore them like everybody else. It wasn't so much the dogs themselves at first, it was how they made everybody act including authorities and experts.
These dogs were the size of doberman but shaped like alsations with thick black hair and large red eyes, with huge black pupils, set real close together. Their eyebrows hanging over caveman style to give them a permanently malevolant glare. They seemed to ignore all the people, content in their own wanderings. They didn't seem to have pups and the streets were free of defecation.
In my dream there were news paper clippings about people found ripped to shreds in their homes by these things. At some point I think all this shit is ridiculous and make to shoo one away. The second I set eyes on this thing it snarls and I'm rooted with fear. It's making some kind of noise like a deep chuckle with a dog's growl overlayed. I avert my eyes and the dog gets back to wondering. Its face when scrunched into a snarl with it's narrow set eyes fucks me right up!
So after I wake up I think I shall record this because that is what I do when I have vivid dreams. Of course I waited 'til night to do this so my memory was a bit hazy. So I'm looking at descriptions and google images trying to get it back in my head so I could write a more artistic description and I come across this:
Wandering Black Dogs
Wandering black dogs may be encountered in almost any rural area, normally at night. The dog is usually encountered by a lone traveler or, at the most, a group of two or three. It is heading in the opposite direction to the traveler(s), and is content to ignore and be ignored. However, if anyone should speak to it, try to strike it or take any other action, the dog will use a supernatural power to strike the offender blind, dumb, mad or worse. It can do this simply by stopping and fixing the victim with its fiery eyes, although it does not even need to do this; the effect seems to be spell-like rather than a gaze weapon.
And all of a sudden it felt for a moment like I was back in the dream and it all came flooding back. I know the location and modus operandi of the dog is different in this description but makes it worse somehow.
Still, don't think I got the description of the dogs down right but it's a start.
So basically, I scared the shit out of myself. What do you think?
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Yesternight I had a dream. In it there were black dogs (hellhounds, black shucks, whatever!) walking through a city in broad daylight. Everybody was ignoring them despite the fact they were massive black dogs just wandering around. My dream self would not look at them directly and when I got close I grew intensly frightened.
There are black dogs all over the place. The good news - according to a book I read many years ago - is that they can't cross large bodies of water, so a houseboat in the middle of a lake or major river might be your ideal residence - provided you're not anchored in the main navigation channel.