On Sunday we do beginnings, taking a look at the start of a Peter Abrahams novel, including those written under the Spencer Quinn moniker™. How about today we do The Iggy Chronicles, Volume 1 (one of the Chet and Bernie e-short stories), since Fritzie Bortz, subject of a post this week, makes an early appearance here.

Old Mr. Parsons knocked on our door. I was lying in the front hall, eyes closed and not really in the mood to open them even though Mr. Parsons was a good buddy. Mr. Parsons had a knock all his own, quiet yet bony, but I’d already known it was him just from the slow bumpitty bump of his steps – he used a walker, couldn’t make it much easier for me than that – and of course how could you miss his old man smell, kind of like stacks of yellowed crumbing newspapers we’d once toppled over, me and Bernie, revealing a perp whose name escapes me – although no perp ever escapes me and Bernie, not in the end – and … and where were we going with this? Easy to lose the thread sometimes: once I had one caught way up inside my mouth. It dangled down and tickled my tongue in a bothersome way. But not now: no thread worries, no worries of any kind. A lovely dream featuring snacks and treats was getting ready to take me in.


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6 Responses to “Beginnings”

  1. Wose-The Small and Meek
    10:48 am on January 9th, 2022


    I always think of Sammie and LouLou when I see Iggy on the cover of this short story.

    Chet is making me laugh discussing threads. :^)

    Enjoy your Sunday!

  2. B. Stover
    12:03 pm on January 9th, 2022

    Good beginning…and good day to all.

  3. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    6:45 pm on January 9th, 2022

    Parsons!…I love anything with the Parsons and/or Iggy innit!…snort!…Such wonderful characters. I swear they “live”…snorkel!

    Rose!…Would youse mind posting some photoz for me on this here blog tomorrow?….sniff!sniff!…Someone wants to see some of my friends crocheting and I still cannot post photoz for some reason…grump!

  4. Wose-The Small and Meek
    7:28 pm on January 9th, 2022

    RIO! Of course! I saw the exchange on the yesterday’s blog. :^)

  5. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    8:48 pm on January 9th, 2022

    Rose!…That would be great and very helpful!…snorkel!

  6. mlaiuppa
    11:15 pm on January 9th, 2022

    Iggy Chronicles pt 1.

    You know what that means, don’t you?

    Iggy Chronicles pt 2.

    There has to be a part 2.

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