Posts Tagged ‘snippets’

Heads Or Tails


January 11th, 2021 Posted 8:34 am

Heads we reveal the meaning of life. Tails it’s a snippet from Of Mutts and Men, the most recent Chet and Bernie novel. Here we go and it’s … tails. (Ha!)

Wendell’s RV, with the beautiful waterfall on the side, was in a middle row between a smashed-up truck cab and a pile of motorcycle parts, some of them red-stained. A group of women had a big shaved-head dude backed up against the RV. The women were all new to me, but the dude was Itsy Bitsy Litzenberger, a perp at one time and now the junior assistant attendant of the whole shed experience, which just shows you. He saw us coming and called out over the heads of the women.

“Bernie! Help!”

“Hey, Itsy,” Bernie said. “What’s going on?”

The women all wheeled around. We had an old one, a not-quite-so old one, and a younger one than that, although you couldn’t call her young. They all wore yoga pants and gold watches. I sensed trouble.


Another Beauty Snippet


September 23rd, 2020 Posted 7:14 am

“What’s all that panting? Thirsty?”

Not in the least. And then extremely.

We parked by what looked like a glass-fronted store in  a strip mall. Bernie read the sign. “’Frontier Gazette. News you can trust since 1901.’” He filled my portable water bowl and I lapped it all up, then he refilled it and I lapped it all up again, and after that I gave myself a real good shake, some water droplets flying from my mouth and making tiny rainbows in the air. There’s all kinds of beauty in life. Thatwas my thought as we entered what had to be the office of the Frontier Gazette, if I was following things right.

(from Heart of Barkness, now available in paperback)




September 14th, 2020 Posted 8:01 am

A reader wrote to say she likes this little snippet from Of Mutts and Men, the latest Chet and Bernie novel:

Smoke rose into the light beam and mixed with the dust motes up in the golden air. There’s all kinds of beauty in life.

(Thank you, reader!)



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