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Fafik

by Christopher T. Dabrowski

Translated from Polish by Magda Woźniak


I live in a village. I found a puppy. I took him, loved him, and named him Fafik.

When Fafik grew, the neighbourhood cats began to vanish. When all the kittens had disappeared, the dogs began to vanish. After a week there was not even one in the village. Only Faifk stayed. Fafik, who grew very fast…

People began to whisper, which means that things go wrong.

Sheep and cows also vanished – bitten to death, as if by wolves. However, there hadn't been wolves for years.

And yesterday the neighbour’s son…

Night came. Master fell asleep. Fafik didn’t – he preferred to watch his master.

Like every night, master got up, and, growling, left the cottage. He was strange at night. Fafik was afraid of him.


2021 Christopher T. Dabrowski

Christopher T. Dabrowski has published in many places:
USA: "Escape" (2019 - Royal Hawaiian Press), "Anomaly" (2020 - Royal Hawaiian Press)
Spain:"La fuga" (2019 - Royal Hawaiian Press), "Anomalia" (2019 - Royal Hawaiian Press)
Germany: "Die Anomalie" (2020 - Der Romankiosk)
Poland: "Deathbirth" (2008 - Armoryka publishing house),
"Anima vilis" (2010 - Initium publishing house),
"Grobbing" (2012 - Novae Res publishing house),
"Deathbirth and other stories" (2012 & 2017 - Agharta & Armoryka publishing house),
"Z życia Dr Abble" (2013 - Agharta publishing house),
"Orgazmokalipsa" (2016 - Alternatywne publishing house),
"Anomalia" (2016 - Forma publishing house),
"Ucieczka" (2017 - Dom Horroru publishing house) &
"Nie w inność" (2019 - Waspos publishing house.)
He has contributed to anthologies published in the USA, England, Australia, Canada, Poland, Russia, Germany & India, and has stories in PLAYBOY in the Slovak, USA, English, Czech , Russian, Brasilian, Spanish, Argentinian, German, Italian, Hungarian, Mexican, Albanian, & Nigerian editions.

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