A Piece of Work

With Mother’s Day coming up, here’s a little mother-snippet from Tender Is The Bite, the next Chet and Bernie novel (July 6):

“What’s this?”

“For the croissant.”

“It’s too much.”

“Plus a tip.”

“You don’t tip the owner, Mr. Bernie.”

“That’s what my mother always said.”

“Is she still alive?”

“Oh, yes.”

“She must be proud of you.”

Bernie’s mom – a piece of work – was suddenly in the conversation? She lived in Florida but had visited us last Christmas, bringing her new husband. He wore a white leather belt and said that bad times were the best times for making money. Bernie’s mom had told Bernie to give that some thought. The subject of being proud of him hadn’t come up.



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4 Responses to “A Piece of Work”

  1. B. Stover
    10:31 am on April 30th, 2021

    “A piece of work”…LOL!

    Good day to all.

  2. Wose-The Small and Meek
    11:29 am on April 30th, 2021


    I am laughing at the husband’s white belt!

    Good day to all!

  3. Herd of Hounds
    12:31 pm on April 30th, 2021

    Happy Boo bear day to all!
    We left it several things in that snippet.
    Wow where is the friend of the month reminder? Today is April 30.
    Is all of this going to affect the beginnings on Monday? We love the beginnings.

  4. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:50 pm on April 30th, 2021

    Mothers!…Oh dear. Poor Bernie….snort!…We know a thing or two about this subject…wiffle!

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