Upper Story (More)

Here’s a little excerpt from UPPER STORY, the new Chet and Bernie short story, free to all pre-orderers of HEART OF BARKNESS, the next C&B novel (see link below).

“So you’re implying … ?” Rick said.

Dr. Bethea nodded. “This would be the time to say goodbye.”

Saying goodbye? But we’d only just gotten here! I wanted to stick around, watch Bernie sleep, take in his smell, which … which had actually changed since our last visit. And changed for the better, in a way that’s hard to describe, especially to someone with a nose like yours. No offense. For someone with a nose like mine no description was necessary.




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33 Responses to “Upper Story (More)”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    11:12 am on April 16th, 2019

    We don’t like the “say goodbye “ bit…not one little bit. We hope OFA is true to his word.

  2. B.Stover
    11:30 am on April 16th, 2019

    I’m wondering about the “goodbye” bit also.

    Good morning all.

  3. Wose-The Small and Meek
    11:50 am on April 16th, 2019


    I’m wondering too…

  4. Chet The Dog
    12:29 pm on April 16th, 2019

    Wonder is good!

  5. B.Stover
    1:26 pm on April 16th, 2019

    Chet does say that Bernie’s smell has “changed for the better”. I actually think I trust Chet more than Dr. Bethea.

  6. Herd of Hounds
    1:38 pm on April 16th, 2019

    HRH B from your mouth to God’s ears.

  7. Hobbit
    3:14 pm on April 16th, 2019

    Update: Leonard walked 10 steps with a walker and an assist.

  8. Herd of Hounds
    3:16 pm on April 16th, 2019

    Way to go Leonard!

  9. Wose-The Small and Meek
    3:24 pm on April 16th, 2019

    Great news about the Storyteller!

    If wondering is good, I am wondering if something happened to Bernie and he is in the hospital…Rick is there, so I am thinking this is Rick Torres. I can’t wait to read the story!

  10. Thieves!
    6:57 pm on April 16th, 2019

    We wonder if Bernie and Chet are up for some gurney races with us and the Storyteller.

  11. Wose-The Small and Meek
    7:36 pm on April 16th, 2019

    Thieves! :^)

    Wonder if OFA is watching the Yankee/Red Sox game…

  12. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:37 pm on April 16th, 2019

    Rose!…Did you actually read the last Chet and Bernie story??…sniff!sniff!…Maybe a Re-Read Every Word Of It is in order…grunt!

  13. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:38 pm on April 16th, 2019

    Wondering!…I’m still wondering what actually happened to The Story Teller…grunt!

  14. Thieves!
    9:51 pm on April 16th, 2019

    We can report our recon mission has been fruitful. We blurred into the Storyteller’s hospital room. We were practically stealth except for when we over shot the landing, and somehow, we’re not sure how, the call button for the nurse was pressed in our landing. There we were starring at the Storyteller who was starring at us. We could hear the nurses feet racing toward the room. We rushed to shut the door and lock it. The nurses called his name and pounded on the door. Without missing a beat, the Storyteller said, “Occupied!” Then he shared his jello with us.

  15. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    10:25 pm on April 16th, 2019

    Thieves!…That is an amazing story!…snort!…You rival the likes of Bark Twain…snuffle!

  16. Thieves!
    10:43 pm on April 16th, 2019

    Bark Twain! Snort!

    We call also report that the room service at this place is slow especially once you’re accustomed to the room service at Mother Jail.

  17. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    10:59 pm on April 16th, 2019

    Thieves!….Wot? No club sammies served on toast?…sniff!sniff!

  18. Beau - The Black Pug
    11:02 pm on April 16th, 2019

    Sneeze!…I will CLAP 1+1+1 timez…cough!…An dose Thieves better be back at late nigh Bible Study or der will be Hell To Pay….grunt!…Actual HELL to pay…sniff!


  19. Beau - The Black Pug
    11:04 pm on April 16th, 2019



  20. Thieves!
    11:07 pm on April 16th, 2019

    Beau: When did you get one of those clap on-clap off lamps? They had those here where the Storyteller is staying. Had, until shortly after our arrival.

  21. Beau - The Black Pug
    11:10 pm on April 16th, 2019

    One..CLAP…left you Thieves….sneeze!…Better get yerselves back here before I press the “HELL” button…grump!

  22. Thieves!
    11:12 pm on April 16th, 2019

    Beau: Don’t you think it would be better if we stayed with the Storyteller? We think it would be better if we stayed with the Storyteller. Yes, let’s do that…you hold bible study and we will stay with the Storyteller.

  23. Luna
    11:13 pm on April 16th, 2019

    Thieves: Here. Now.

  24. Beau - The Black Pug
    11:14 pm on April 16th, 2019

    Counting!…One…two…uh..two…sniff!…fou…no!…two..wheeze!…two…well dammit! I don’t know what the next CLAP is…sniff!


  25. Thieves!
    11:18 pm on April 16th, 2019

    Damnit! We aren’t so much scared of hell having been well acquainted. Luna, on the other paw…well, it’s never a good sign when she starts barking orders one word at a time. That when her firm paw clocks in for its shift, and the living paw goes on break.

  26. Thieves!
    11:25 pm on April 16th, 2019

    Typos! Bah!

    Belle Starr has been dispatched to the Storyteller to keep an eye on him. She ordered up a pallet of sparkles to be delivered by the time she arrives. Poor Storyteller.

  27. Beau - The Black Pug
    11:25 pm on April 16th, 2019

    Sneeze!…It is a goodly thing knowing dat Momma Luna has my back sides…snuffle!

  28. Thieves!
    11:38 pm on April 16th, 2019

    Beau: Some say it takes a village to raise a litter. We don’t get that. We raise Hell all the time without assistance from anyone else. We would be happy to give you and Luna remedial No Village Required lessons.

  29. ALR
    11:39 pm on April 16th, 2019

    Sounds like the Storyteller has everything going for him! To say nothing of Thieves under his bed.

  30. hobbit
    11:44 pm on April 16th, 2019

    Thieves lifted the spirits of the Story Teller and this is just in from Amalia: The good news for the day, Leonard was discharged from Mass General late today and is now safely ensconced at the Rehab Hospital where he can work to regain his strength. I will be able to be with him every day to encourage him and cheer him on.”

  31. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    12:13 am on April 17th, 2019


  32. Beau - The Black Pug
    12:14 am on April 17th, 2019

    Sneeze!…Dis is very good news indeedy! Now dose Thieves can get back here for der duties…snuffle!

  33. Wose-The Small and Meek
    7:48 am on April 17th, 2019

    RIO! If only my memory were as good as yours….

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