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Three Hogg's Tales And One Hairy Ending

by Jeff Dosser

About the Author: Award-winning author, Jeff Dosser is an ex-Tulsa cop and current software developer living in the wilds of Oklahoma. Jeff’s short stories can be found in magazines such as The Literary Hatchet, Tales to Terrify, Shotgun Honey, and Iridium Zine, to name a few. He's also been published in the Deadman’s Tome, Mother’s Revenge, Hindered Souls and Bringing It Back anthologies. His latest novel, Neverland, was the 2018 Oklahoma Writer's Federation winner for best new horror. When not writing, Jeff can be found prowling the woods behind his rural home communing with the denizens of the night.


Kyle Hogg never dreamed the Sunny Acres Trailer Park would be a sight he’d long to see, but after the night he’d had, even the relative peace of his decrepit Winnebago was cause for celebration.

With a cursory check of the empty Tulsa streets, Kyle scurried from the shadows, his wet shoes squishing softly as he made his way to LOT 2B and home sweet home. Stepping inside, Kyle heaved a sigh of relief and flicked on the lights.

“About time, Fat Boy. I was wondering when you’d show up.”

Kyle’s heart skidded to an icy halt as he spun to find his employer, Lawrence Talbot, aka, Hairy Larry, plopped down on his couch. Dressed in a pair of khaki shorts and a pink polo, the RV’s light shimmered on the ebony forest of hair carpeting Larry’s muscled arms and exposed chest.  In fact, the only part of the man which wasn’t covered in thick fur was his clean-shaven face and the round smoothness of his bald head.

“I missed you at our rendezvous, Kyle.”

Larry pushed up from the couch and with a wave of his pistol, motioned Kyle inside. “Go ahead and have a seat.”

“Hey, Larry.” A lame smile played across Kyle’s plump lips. “I was gonna call, but I lost my phone in the river.”

“Excuses, excuses,” Larry smirked. “Because I was startin’ to get the impression you were trying to avoid me.”

As Kyle squeezed through the narrow passage, Larry hurried him along with a pistol-jab to the ribs.

Story Comments

Aug 4 - Susan Rickard

Love it!

Aug 4 - Bill Chambers

Interesting to read right through. Know ending but don’t know ending!

Aug 4 - Mickey Cherry

This was really good. I wasn’t sure if I’d really finish it but did because it just pulls you in so you want to know if it ends the way you’re sure it will.

Aug 4 - Rick Adelmann

Great story, Jeff. The descriptions of the characters were right on and made the story real.

Aug 4 - David Berger

Nasty, and I like nasty. A little unclear at the ending. Would love to hear more about the Hogg brothers. Are they related to former governor of Texas Quentin Hogg. He, delightfully, named his two daughters Ima and Ura!

Aug 5 - Lex Tinsley

Fun read. Humor ain't easy.

Aug 5 - Jason

Nicely done.

Aug 5 - Tina Jude

Well done!!! I had to read it in one sitting. I enjoyed the correlation! Thanks for the intriguing read!!!

Aug 5 - Lori Stanley

That was amazing!!!

Aug 6 - Ken Hueler

Nice momentum on this one, kept pulling me along. Well done!

Aug 7 - George Garnet

Good read! Enjoyed it...

Aug 7 - Jeff Dosser

So many great comments. Thank you so much. I hope it was as fun to read as it was to write.

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