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cferncook
May 25th, 2009, 12:33 PM
WILD EVOLUTION

When he awakens, the first thing he does is put the cooler in the back of his pick-up. For curiosity, he opens the cooler to check out his parcel. “What!” Slamming the cooler lid shut in disbelief. He walks back to the front porch and plops down on the steps for a moment to regain his composure.
After a minute or so, he returns to his truck. Gradually he lifts the lid and peeks in. This time he grabs the head by its hair and pulls it out of the cooler to get a good look. This is no head of a mutant dog; this is the head of a full-grown man.
With the head of a human man still in his grip, he marches to the barn to see what has happened to the rest of the mad dog he had killed the night before. A headless corpse lies where the body of the killer dog should be. The corpse is completely naked except for a fur belt around the waist. He drops the head, it rolls away coming to a stop against the body of his lifeless mare.
<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas:contacts" /><st1:GivenName w:st="on">Dan</st1:GivenName> pulls the pick from the back of the headless corpse and pushes on the shoulder with his boot to roll it over. The almost naked cadaver is spread out before his feet. The fur belt tied around the midsection of the headless corpse bewilders him. When he stoops down to feel the fur of the belt it causes shivers to storm through his body. All of his senses are excited by the touch of the fur belt. He pulls the belt off the dead man’s body with such great force that the entire body flips back over.
Stepping back to admire his prize, he trips over the detached head. As he leans down to pick up the head resting against his slain mare, his thoughts turn back to his innocent animals that had lost their lives the night before. Unable to comprehend why he has the body of dead human instead of a dead dog; he attempts to erase last evening’s events and turns his attention to burying the dead.
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