I'm currently finishing the sequel to Outsiders but for now here's a little story I wrote for my uncle for his birthday. It's sort of like a child story and I had little time to work on it so it's not perfect but I think it's nice.
"The Amazing Space Adventures of Tommy: Space Dog Majka"
Tommy looked through the telescope and saw thousands of tiny shining points on the night sky. He then moved the lunete a few inches higher and to the right until he saw a magnified image of the moon. The moon was larger than most days and he could distinguish some large craters on the cream-coloured surface of the satelite. He stayed that way for a few moments observing each and every detail of the moon. Every time he looked at it it was different. And some days he couldn't see it at all when it was just a round shadow barely visable on the evening sky.
His vision was suddenly obscured as something large, much bigger than the moon passed somewhere between him and the cosmos. If he didn't knwo better he would've thought it was a falling star but it was far too big to be one. He moved away immediately, falling back on his hands. He stood up quickly, the cold snow stinging his bare hands. He hid them in the pockets of his warm jacket and went back to looking through the telescope. Except now there was a big black dog standing right in front of the lense and nothing could be seen. He looked at the creature.
It wasn't your usual house dog with a leather collar and a name tag on its neck. It was slightly bigger than a normal labrador although it looked exactly like one. It had short black fur and a wagging tale that would never ever stop. But the most unusual thing about this dog wasn't its size or the happiness and energy beaming from it; it was the big helmet stuck on its head. It was round and looked like a glass fish tank but its end was attached to what looked like a metal collar with lots and lots of small buttons and lights. The helmet looked like it was a little bit too small as the dogs snout was pushing against the glass and leaving a shape of foggy steam vaporized on the inside of the helmet each time it exhaled through its big, damp nose.
It looked at Tommy with its two black eyes so deep one would easily compare them to two black holes.
"You're a Space Dog," Tommy said. It wasn't under the influence of the glass helmet or the eyes. He called it that because of it's fur: black but with spots glittering like stars on the darkest night Tommy had ever seen.
"My name is Majka," the Dog introduced in a very barking sort of way. It's tail was still wagging and it looked at Tommy as if it were expecting something.
Tommy thought at first that it was food but Majka didn't look hungry. It didn't take him long to finally figure out what it really wanted. He ran into his house and quickly returned with a yellow flashy tennis ball. He threw it shouting "fetch" as his hand released the ball mid-air.
Majka jumped to the toy and returned with it in a matter of seconds.
"Again! Again!" she said dropping the ball at Tommy's feet.
Tommy picked the ball up with hesitation. It was covered with the dogs saliva and already lost its bright yellow color. He did throw it however and Majka brought it back. The cycle repeated itself a few times but the dog never got bored. It was kind of funny how dogs never lost interest in doing the silliest of things like, for instance, fetching a tennis ball.
The game was interrupted by Tommy's mom calling the boy to bed. Tommy looked at Majka with such sadness in his eyes that she stopped wagging her tail for a few seconds. He didn't want to go to sleep just yet. It was still early and besides, he still wanted to play with Majka. Suddenly an idea came up. He looked at Majka with that clever look in his blue eyes.
"How fast can you fly?" he asked remembering how he noticed the dog only when it was so close.
Majka smiled understanding his question. Oh she could fly fast alright, faster than light if it were necessary. Tommy was a pretty tall nine year old but even with his unusual hight Majka was the size of a big pony to him. He climbed up her legs, groping her fur clumsily when he slid down the silky black hair. He tried a few times before he managed to sit comfortably just behind the dogs shoulder blades. Majka readied herself and jumped.
Tommy saw thousands of stars passing them at an amazing speed. They were both huge and very small. He sometimes felt very hot and other times he had to cuddle closer to Majka's fur just to steal some of that amazing heat she produced. Majka herself seemed very used to this and it was nothing weird as she was a Space Dog.
They landed on a very green planet. There was nothing but plants wherever they went. Even the flowers and the sun were green. They travelled by foot for an hour or so and there was nothing around that they could distinguish. Suddenly, Majka's paw got stuck in the green pebbles which covered the soil on the planet. Somehow she managed to save it but the feeling of safeness disappeared immediately. And it wasn't just the fact that there were traps that nature set up for them on this distant planet. They also felt as if something was watching them. And soon enough they were about to find out what it was.
The ground vibrated slightly and a big bird appeared in front of them. It had black feathers and looked a lot like a raven except it had a humanoid face and its feathers above its face on the right side were tinted blue. It had rectangular glasses and looked like a girl. And not only did it look like a girl, it looked evil. If only it were bold then Tommy would've thought it the scariest thing he had ever seen. The scariest thing he had ever seen so far was that man on television who wore a huge black robe and sang very scarily.
The bird half croaked and half bellowed and started running towards them. As clumsy as it was its speed was far over thirty miles per hour and it quickly started catching up with them. In an act of desperation Tommy jumped and caught Majka's tail and hang onto it with all his strength. After getting used to it he managed to look up and see that they were heading for that same stop where Maika got stuck last time. With the right amount of pressure maybe the monster would get stuck in it. It was heavier than Majka and ran so it was quite possible his plan would work.
"Jump Majka!" he shouted when they were just before it.
"Okie dokie!" the Space Doggy jumped above the sands and they stopped a few meters behind it to look back and see the big bird sinking and trying to save itself.
Tommy's eyes filled with tears as he took pity on the creature. "Can we save her?" he asked, his voice shaking.
Majka then wagged her tail three times and the creature magically stopped sinking. It crept out picking the pebbles out of its feathers.
Tommy grinned seeing the embarrassment on its face. He yawned and realized he was quite tired. He leaned on the dog and after sliding down fell asleep next to its warm legs.
Tommy woke up the following morning lying on his desk with a green crayon in his hand and a drawing of a Space Dog that was stuck to his cheek.