It did make me wonder, though, about how our animal companions view us. Obviously Hobkin understands some cause and effect. He's very good at training us to do things for him. But to what extent does he understand it? He knows that we are the source of food, and also things like comfort and companionship. But when it thunders and rains, does he think we cause that too? When something scares him, does he think we caused it? And when he runs into pillars, does he blame me for putting that pillar there?
Received the edits from Andromeda Spaceway Inflight Magazine for "Body and Soul Art." Gleep.
1. I haven't looked at this story in a while. I'm a bit appalled at how rough it is in places. I really thought I had it polished.
2. The editor who I'm working with is excellent, just fantastic. I'm so glad I get the chance to fix this baby up before it hits publication. A couple times in the past, my stories have gone pretty much straight from submission format to print, and upon seeing them again, I wished for a more meticulous editor.