Get Free Copy

100 free copies left

This novel is limited to 100 free copies due to its part in Inkitt’s Novel Contest.

0
Free copy left
You can read our best books
SHickman would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

Jackie the Jack Russell

By SHickman All Rights Reserved ©

Scifi / Action

Introduction

Jackie the Jack Russell was a very strange creature, since her love of food had affected her life significantly. Jackie ate everything around, no matter what it was. She would eat the sofa on one day, and then the carpet the next. She was a very strange Jack Russell indeed. But, her owners Mr & Mrs White were totally oblivious to this, since Jackie did the abnormal things when Mr & Mrs White were not around and hence the reason why she was carrying quite a lot of weight around with her. Jackie the Jack Russell would soon end up weighing so much that Mr & Mrs White would have to take her to the vet to get her checked out, to make sure she had no tumour or something like that.

But the vet would just inform them that Jackie had been eating things when they were out, which sometimes made Mr & Mrs White annoyed. But, like what was mentioned earlier, Mr & Mrs White were oblivious to her abnormal antics, since they just assumed that she was acting like a normal dog, but the truth is, she wasn't. She was a very, very, strange dog indeed.

A special dog.

She was a dog like no-other.

And her name was Jackie.

Jackie the Jack Russell.

Mr & Mrs White had a son called Shaun, who played with Jackie a lot of the time and would stop her if she got up to anything suspicious. But, even he, who was best friends with Jackie, was unable to notice any abnormal behaviour occurring.

It was Monday morning, and January; Mrs White had just come down the stairs from her bedroom. She was sneezing and wheezing, because she was very ill indeed. Mrs White, whose first name was Mary, had contracted the flu. She had never stopped sneezing when contracted it a few days back, and it really upset Mr White, whose first name is Dave.

"Oh Dave, I don't know how long I am going to keep this up, the bills keep on rising, and I'm on ill leave from work," cried Mary.

"I wish you could keep up, because look at me, I'm working non-stop all day Mary, all because of that stupid flu," said Dave.

"Well, what do you want me too do about that?" asked Mary. "I can't stop it from happening!" she screamed.

Shaun crept in with Jackie snuggled into his hands, he had to carry her all the way from the top of the garden, which was 5 metres long.

"What's wrong Mum?" questioned Shaun, with a concerned look on his face.

"Oh nothing dear, just go back to playing with Jackie in the other room," stated Mary.

"Are you sure Mum?" asked Shaun.

"Yes, I'm sure dear, off you go!"

Mary gently pushed Shaun into the other room with Jackie, and even Jackie acknowledged what was going on, from the expressions on the humans' faces and their tone of voice.

"Oh dear Jackie, I really don't know what's up with Mum and Dad," said Shaun, looking into the dog's eyes.

Jackie whined, and then took her position on Shaun's lap. Shaun beamed at Jackie, and noted that ever so slightly, Jackie started to beam back.

Meanwhile, back in the kitchen, Mary was sitting down on a chair with her Laptop in front of her on the brown, tree type table. It gleamed from all the times Mary had spent cleaning it. Mary was a good cleaner, since she is used to cleaning her mother's place now and then, and knew that a clean house is a good impression. Mary was consistently sneezing and wheezing, whilst looking at her emails, since she always looked at her emails.

Suddenly, the door bell rang.

Jackie started Barking loudly and rushed into the sitting room, she liked looking through the glass, stained window that kept her back from the porch where the front door was based. Jackie peered through the class, and could just about make out a figure of a man, although, since she only see's black and white, it's only a silhouette to her. Jackie was desperate to see more, and so, she jumped onto the door and started scratching and howling.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the door, Mary was staring at Jackie as to give her a hint to be quiet, but as usual, Jackie never listened.

The man that Jackie had seen through the window was actually Mary's male friend, a guy she knew from the past. He was mainly a friend of Dave's, but Mary also is his friend. He handed over a gift wrapped up, with perfect wrapping.

"Oh, thank you so much Brent, I really appreciate you taking the time to make this," then she smiled.

Brent smiled back.

Brent was a tall man, with wide arms and wide legs; he was also very slim, which is what Mary liked about him. He was also tanned, and very young. He was 34.

"That's alright Mary, I hope you get better soon," he said. Then he walked over to his Mercedes and manoeuvred out of the drive way, and out into the road, then he drove off.


Continue Reading Next Chapter
Further Recommendations

CookieMonster911: The story overall was an adventure that is appealing to any age. The way the characters develop adds a more human characteristic to the novel. The writing style itself is amazing because you can learn every character's thoughts and emotions. The awkward love triangle and jerk moments adds to the ...

Dru83: This is a great story, mainly because of the uniqueness and variety of the characters. There's also several mini story lines occurring underneath the main plot. Some of the plot twists towards the end are unexpected and twist at your heart strings a bit. The punctuation and grammar could use some...

John Smith: This is what Sci Fi is all about. Reads like early Heinlein. In the style of Space Cadets. No esoteric problems..but good ol blaster and space action with a host of relatable characters

DennisT: This is an excellent story by an author who writes very well. the only problem areas that I see relate to proofreading and editing. All of the stories by Vanessa are excellent, and I have read them all more than once. I had hoped that they would be better edited and proofread on this site, but it...

Karl12: First of all, I really love the idea of going back in time in order to improve education and thus improve the very future. Jack and Jesse are very amusing characters and they seem to fit in and function very well together, despite the age difference. The story kept me attentive and interested. I ...

kim: This is great! Maybe it could just be a little more specific. One of the keys to great writing is describing things in detail. I think you're off to a great start. I wish you much luck.

heavyreader: great scifi novels but needs a better spell checker (check auto-substitution level) and grammar checker!!! otherwise, ready for mass market publishing!!

tyleroakleyfan: thank you for writing this story I loved it. it was great I enjoyed every minute of it I couldn't stop reading you did a fantastic job. Thanks for killing ron he was starting to piss me off. he was being a dick. I love that you made it a gay love story its about time someone did. love it great job.

Leah Brown: This was an amazing read! I was hooked from the very first chapter, holding my breadth to see what would happen next. The characters are rich and vibrant, and the world Danielle has created is fascinating. If you love YA, you MUST read this book. Such a smart, brilliant debut novel. I loved it!

More Recommendations

Dru83: This is the second or third time I've read this one and I just love it. It has just about everything you could ever want packed into one scifi story. It still has some parts that are a little rough in terms of grammar, punctuation, and word usage, but it's still an awesome story. I love how detai...

Melissa Davis: Interesting book and an enjoyable read. Had something different to it, that made me glad I picked it up.

Hawkebat: Playing both Kotor I & II and Swtor I found the story line interesting and it held me until chapter 35 Very good story and plot flow until then, very few technical errors. I felt that the main character was a bit under and over powered, as it fought for balance. The last few chapters felt too f...

dragonswilleise: I loved this book, it was nearly impossible to put down from start to finish. It was fast passed without being overwhelming and slowed down where needed. Overall this was an amazing novel that I will definitely recommend to others.

This story wasn't for you ?
Look at our most viral stories!
King's Lament

FreakyPoet: "you made me laugh, made me cry, both are hard to do. I spent most of the night reading your story, captivated. This is why you get full stars from me. Thanks for the great story!"

The Cyneweard

Sara Joy Bailey: "Full of depth and life. The plot was thrilling. The author's style flows naturally and the reader can easily slip into the pages of the story. Very well done."

This story wasn't for you ?
Look at our most viral story!
Spectra

Ro-Ange Olson: "Loved it and couldn't put it down. I really hope there is a sequel. Well written and the plot really moves forward."