Beginnings (More)

On Sundays we’ve been doing beginnings – all the Peter Abrahams books in chronological order, including those written under the Spencer Quinn pen name. Now we’re onto the short stories. There are 4 Chet and Bernie short stories, all available digitally. The second is THE IGGY CHRONICLES, VOLUME 1. The C&B series can be read in any order, no problem.

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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19 Responses to “Beginnings (More)”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    8:05 am on November 18th, 2018

    Good morning everyone. Love the Giant and MWLIDH sightings. Always good to keep a paw on the pulse of Plunderers families.
    As for the Beginnings, Chet almost lost us at “thread”, but we shook it off and got back on track.
    Super Sunday and Beginnings and Egg Day and Chetspeak to all.

  2. Wose-The Small and Meek
    8:19 am on November 18th, 2018


    All the C&B short stories are great! That could be LouLou peeking out at Chet from the window on the cover of this short story.

    What fun! A Giant and Man Who Lives in This House sighting!

    RIO! I was thinking of you and your Friend last night because Grizz and I watched “The Usual Suspects.” Terrific film! Kevin Spacey won his first Academy Award as Best Supporting Actor for this film.

    Good day to all!

  3. B.Stover
    10:07 am on November 18th, 2018

    Chet always makes me laugh!

    Good morning all.

  4. BearSpirit
    10:13 am on November 18th, 2018

    Our Favorite Part of the Post is the Last Sentence.

    Exciting Times in the Canadian Wilderness yesterday…the MWLIDH and Giant Meet n Greet was Long Overdue.

  5. BearSpiritDog
    2:24 pm on November 18th, 2018

    Avatar Correction

  6. Wose-The Small and Meek
    5:21 pm on November 18th, 2018
  7. Belle Starr
    6:21 pm on November 18th, 2018

    Wose: Upon the advice of the Thieves! attorney, I can neither confirm or deny my involvement. I will say this, the pigeon wiggled a lot less than when I tried to bedazzle the MWLIDH.

  8. Herd of Hounds
    6:22 pm on November 18th, 2018

    Doesn’t everyone need a bedazzled pigeon?

  9. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    7:11 pm on November 18th, 2018

    Bedazzelment!… has its limits…grunt!

  10. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    7:13 pm on November 18th, 2018

    Rose!….Youse can’t go wrong watching the Usual Suspects…snort!snort!

  11. Wose-The Small and Meek
    7:27 pm on November 18th, 2018

    RIO! I know! We had not seen that picture in a long time!

    Belle Starr: The Thieves! certainly have a wise attorney!

  12. Wose-The Small and Meek
    7:47 pm on November 18th, 2018

    RIO! Riddle…Who is Keyser Soze? ;^)

  13. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    8:33 pm on November 18th, 2018


  14. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    8:34 pm on November 18th, 2018

    Rose!…Did you tackle the Bakers Delight Riddle?…sniff!sniff!

  15. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    8:36 pm on November 18th, 2018

    Cookies!…I really thought you and Wookie’s Paw would have solved that one….grunt!…My friend got two answers wrong and she felt good about that!…snuffle!

  16. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    8:45 pm on November 18th, 2018

    Dawson!…Your story yesterday was true Genius!…heh!heh!snort!

  17. dawson
    9:31 pm on November 18th, 2018

    The true genius is the author of this beginning to The Iggy Chronicles, Volume 1. (By the way, was there a volume 2?)
    I love it when Spencer Q. channels Chet doing his stream of consciousness bits.

    Our tv bit the dust a few days ago and nothing would do for the-man-who-lives-in-this-house until he got the biggest tv in town. I protested briefly because it takes up a good portion of our living room but I never win these fights. He is currently watching “his team”, the Chicago Blackhawks play “my team”, the Minnesota Wild. One of his favorite players is Patrick Kane. It is Patrick Kane’s 30th birthday. Mollypop’s and Loulou’s Mom watched Kane grow up from a young lad to a star hockey player and he is a fun player to watch because he is so talented.

  18. Herd of Hounds
    9:50 pm on November 18th, 2018

    We love hockey season. Fun to chase a puck.

  19. Jeremiah
    3:59 am on December 10th, 2018

    During the night, read the blinding highlight that offers in the epitome of the chart.

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