Searching For The Truth …

… in Heart of Barkness (the new Chet and Bernie):

What do you know? Shermie “Shoulders” Shouldice!

“Hey, Shermie,” Bernie said. “What are you doing on the loose?”

Exactly! Hadn’t we sent him up the river not so long ago? No water in that particular river, but not the point. Why wasn’t he in an orange jumpsuit and doing whatever they do up at Northern State when the hot sun goes down and they have to stop with the rock breaking?

“Early parole,” Shermie said. “On account of overcrowding. This is a civilized country, don’t forget.”

“It’s hard sometimes,” Bernie said.

Shermie laughed and slapped his knee. It sounded like a gunshot. “You can say that again.”

Bernie did not. Instead he went with, “You’re the bouncer here?”

“My mom’s tight with the owner,” said Shermie. His face pinkened a bit. Was Shermie blushing? I’d seen plenty of human blushing, but never on a face like that. Right away I knew it was one of those once-is-enough things.

“Everybody loves somebody sometime,” Bernie said.

“Wow!” said Shermie. “That’s so true!”


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5 Responses to “Searching For The Truth …”

  1. B. Stover
    10:27 am on August 22nd, 2019

    “Once is enough things.” LOL!

    Good morning all.

  2. Thieves!
    1:26 pm on August 22nd, 2019

    We think getting caught is one of the once-is-enough-things. We bet Shermie would tend to agree.

  3. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    10:14 pm on August 22nd, 2019

    Me!…That means everyone loved me once or even now sometimes…snort!

    Baseball!…Wow! We are actually watching a baseball game with the Rockies innit!…snort!…They are way out here in Saint Louis battling those Red Birds…chuffle!….Rockies are ahead right now by 1!…yes!

  4. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    10:19 pm on August 22nd, 2019

    Wookie!…Last score I saw the Nationals were ahead of the those dastardly Pirates!…snort!…I hope that is still true! Those guys!…yeeep!

  5. Thieves!
    11:35 pm on August 22nd, 2019

    According to Beau we are not allowed to crack wise about brimstone, hell, fire and damnation until the fires are put out, out, out like Rio after a platter of hot wings.

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