Sleeping Dogs


How it came about is, without much schooling but plenty of brawn, I became a bounty hunter. I started on the more minor cases; the car thieves, the burglars, used them to gain experience in the ways of the criminal mind.

John Peters of the Acme Bail Bond Company was the boss. Eventually, I became his right-hand man. It was then he gave me two dogs, bloodhounds, he said.

“Good for tracking.”

The crazy thing about those dogs, they talked in their sleep. At first, I listened, but before long, I realized them sleeping dogs did lie.

I let them.

Michael Drezin’s short stories and micro-fiction have been published internationally on the net and in print. Comments invited at



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