Posts Tagged ‘Chet and Bernie e-shorts’



October 28th, 2020 Posted 8:34 am

The question comes up often: Are the Chet and Bernie short stories available in printed form? Answer: no. The first 4 – A Cat Was Involved, The Iggy Chronicles Volume 1, Tail of Vengeance, and Santa 365 – are available digitally. For example, you could read them on your phone. I myself would never read a novel on a phone, but a short story? That sounds perfect. Short story small screen. Alliterative and on point! (Nothing to stop you from printing them out.)

AND: the 4 short stories are also available on audio, narrated by the great Jim Frangione. As for the two latest short stories – Upper Story and The Iggy Papers – both part of special deals at pub time for Heart of Barkness and Of Mutts and Men – I hope they will also become available at some point.


Too Soon For Christmas Shopping?


September 24th, 2020 Posted 8:38 am




August 12th, 2020 Posted 10:23 am

A few questions have arisen about Chet and Bernie short stories. Four are available for download at all the usual places – Amazon, iTunes, B&N, etc.: A Cat Was Involved, The Iggy Chronicles, Tail of Vengeance, Santa 365. Two – Upper Story and The Iggy Papers – were part of preorder promotions for Heart of Barkness and Of Mutts and Men, and are not otherwise available at this time. Hope this clears things up, or at least doesn’t muddy them further.


Beginnings: Christmas in July!


July 28th, 2019 Posted 7:45 am

On Sundays we do beginnings. Today: Santa 365, one of the Chet and Bernie e-shorts. It starts like so:

“There’s no Santa Claus,” Charlie said.

“Who told you that?” said Bernie.


“Who’s Esmé?”

“At school.”

“Well,” said Bernie, “everyone has their own opinion.”

“It’s not an opinion, Dad,” said Charlie. “It’s a scientific fact.”


“From a scientist.”

“Any scientist in particular?”

“Groucho Marx.”

“Esmé told you that?”


“Know much about Groucho Marx?”

Charlie shrugged his skinny little shoulders. “He was a scientist and he said there ain’t no Santa Claus.”

“What do Esmé’s parents do?”

“Drive her to school. Pick her up.”

“I meant for a living.”

“Like you’re a private eye?”

“Yeah. Like that.”

“I don’t think they’re private eyes,” Charlie said.

“Why not?”

“They’re rich.”



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