Last year, 8-01, I had the next chapter of this written in my head. I'll do that, instead of writing on paper I'll write a whole story in my head. It's something to do when you're driving, right? So I had this whole story written. Lucky and Spike would be trained in being rescue dogs, and they would be called to perform rescue duties in an earthquake zone. I started to put it on virtual paper too.
Then September 11th came.
At the time I felt really creepy about it, because it's not the first time I've done that kind of thing. I'm not one to believe in things like ESP or what not, but I was creeped out. REALLY creeped out. I tabled the story indefinitely, and let it sit on the back burner.
As the anniversary came up, I kept on returning to it, the theme I mean. And the more I came back to It, the more I wanted to actually go there, write the story, get it out of my head. So I finished it, and it's out there now. It's pretty raw, but then again that's how I think it needs to be.
This is based on a somewhat true story. At the time I was employed at a TV Station, and the "Voice of God" announced what happened on 9-11 to someone else who had the morning shot. I wasn't on duty, but the gal who was, well, she was visibly shaken when I came in that night. The owner of the TV station called us up and said that at 4 PM we were to go back to regular programming. So a little after 4 PM Central another building collapsed. Meanwhile, we're showing "7th Heaven". That's right, The worst tragedy in this generation and we're showing "7th Heaven". What a fucknut.
Anyhow, I ask in advance for everyone to suspend a little disbelief here. It's a tribute story, not meant for 100% accuracy. And if things really weren't that way, relax, it's just fiction. Dedicated to true heroes everywhere. It's the little thing I can do in my corner of the world.