This is a big football weekend. Football comes up in my work from time to time, going all the way back to Hard  Rain, and it’s central to the plot of Reality Check (my YA novel that won an Edgar award). But there’s some in the Chet and Bernie series as well. This is from Heart of Barkness and I’ll post another snippet, a bit longer, next Saturday:

We kept running. And what a nice sight – Bernie was running as fast as I’d ever seen him. Which isn’t at all fast, not even for a human, probably on account of his leg wound in the war, but it made me so happy to see him back to running not fast. As for me and my running, let’s put it this way: I was delighted that the dart player turned out to be one of those humans who could really motor, especially after his flip flops flew off. Why hadn’t he gone into football or track instead of robbery? I wondered about that as I loped along behind him, trying not to catch up too soon and spoil the fun.


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7 Responses to “Football”

  1. B. Stover
    10:45 am on January 22nd, 2022

    Running in flip flops–no wonder they “flew off”!

    Good day to all.

  2. dawson
    11:51 am on January 22nd, 2022

    Good morning, BStover, and all

    Lol, that last sentence! Chet showing enormous restraint and having fun on the job.

    He puts joy and happiness into the day.

  3. mlaiuppa
    3:19 pm on January 22nd, 2022

    Well, if I had to run, really run, the first thing I would do would be to kick off my shoes. I wear SAS sandals and they are no conducive to running. But then, I likely wouldn’t be running very fast or for very long either.

    It’s lovely to see Chet so enjoying life. Everything to him is a great adventure and source of fun. Well, almost everything. Bernie in the hospital being not so fun.

    Still hoping Bernie finally turns a corner and either sells those Hawaiian pants at a profit or sometime. I’d like one of us to get ahead and it’s looking like it won’t be me.

  4. Wose-The Small and Meek
    3:47 pm on January 22nd, 2022


    Chet-isms always make me smile!

    Chilly day in this neck of the woods.

    Good afternoon to all!

  5. Herd of Hounds
    6:39 pm on January 22nd, 2022

    Love Chet’s view of his job and his determination. I.e. loping along behind him.
    That gives a good chuckle.

  6. BooBear’s Mom
    9:33 pm on January 22nd, 2022

    That snippet made me smile!!

  7. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    10:02 pm on January 22nd, 2022

    Football!…No teams playing today that interest me per say…grunt!…I hope tomorrow is better…sniff!

    Rolls!…All those cinnamon rolls my freind made just this week are Gone!GONE!…weeep!…I did not get one bite…sniff!

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