I love this one. I know some people don't, but I love this one. I had the best time working with my daughter, Erica, on the story and the voice recording sessions left us both in stitches.

The idea goes back at least 10 years but I held off because the payoff is a lot like "Biff". I modeled the dog after my dog Cassie and the characters and bridge of the SS Gastropod both pay homage to Star Trek. Trekies will note the fate of the "redshirt"

I thought about doing a series of these shorts and even went so far as to create boy characters and scratched out some story ideas but I have some other projects in mind first.

No festival submissions though it might have got into some of the SciFi themed ones I guess.