The Stumbling Technique

Sometimes we stumble into timeliness. Here, from The Numbers After Two, one of the stories in Short Tails, the new Chet and Bernie collection:

“What am I looking at?” Bernie said.
“Familiar with crypto currency, Bernie?”
“Only the term.”
“Own any?”
“Me neither,” Crommie said. “Wouldn’t go near it. For starters there’s the name – crypto! I mean, come on! It means hidden. You want me to put my money in something hidden?”


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5 Responses to “The Stumbling Technique”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    8:40 am on June 29th, 2022

    Good morning to all!
    This little snippet since our brains going in a bazillion directions. Each line gets a little bit shorter than the one before it until Crommie makes a point. Then there is the point of hidden money. And then comes my thought about Chet becoming aware that Bernie was down on all fours and what did that mean?

  2. B. Stover
    11:21 am on June 29th, 2022


    Good day to all.

  3. Wose-The Small and Meek
    3:11 pm on June 29th, 2022


    I do not own any crypto currency either. :^)

    Good afternoon to all!

  4. WTAFP
    9:08 pm on June 29th, 2022

    To Mlaiuppa from last night. I just recently discovered the Mace Reid series and really enjoyed the first one. I have downloaded the second and will get the third now that it is out, although I do have some others in queue as well to read first, including Short Tails.

  5. mlaiuppa
    3:11 am on June 30th, 2022

    I’m enjoying them but there is a bit of a bother to me. Mace seems to get beat up, a lot, in every book. Haven’t read the third yet, but it seemed a bit to amateurish TV detective show for me. One of the reasons I like the Andy Carpenter books is Andy isn’t getting beaten to a pulp once or more in each book.

    For that matter, although Bernie has been injured to various degrees more than once, it isn’t in every book like clockwork. And it isn’t gratuitous. Chet and Bernie are never like typical TV fare. Not sure I’d be interested if they were.

    I still like the Mace Reid series. It’s different than Andy Carpenter or the K-9 books. I suspect there will be a fourth and then stop. Finders. Keepers. Lost. The last will likely be something to do with weeping.

    There is a fourth K-9 coming out. Bad Cop. Good Dog. March 2023!

    Man. My patience can only go so far.

    Metzger’s Dog arrived today and I’m adding it to the gueue. Loose Queue as whatever I’m reading will be put aside the minute Bark to the Future arrives. Chet and Bernie always get priority.

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