Once Upon A Time...
There was a little black nosed, waggy-tailed dog named Lindsay
Who had a father who vanished into a strange black Monolith.
He had been an attentive father who played with her, fed her and took her for long runs in the forest.
Then, one day, the mail man delivered a Kindle and Lindsay's father disappeared into it. Stared at it with rapt attention for hours on end.
Until one day he put it down and went out to the store. So Lindsay, being an inquisitive little black nosed waggy-tailed dog, decided to investigate.
But the Kindle was a great disappointment. It had no smell. It had no taste. It couldn't be eaten.
Well, of course it could be chewed, but it just wasn't food.
And her dad tended to get a little annoyed when she chewed things that were not food.
Puzzled, Lindsay couldn't understand the fascination the small black Monolith held for her father.
But then he was odd in other ways too.
So she went to her comfortable place behind his chair and went to sleep.
He would outgrow his fascination soon enough. She sighed.
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