Beginnings (Not)

First, many thanks to anyone leaving nice reviews on Amazon, as I see has happened from yesterday’s comments. Normally on Sunday we do beginnings, taking a look at the start of a Peter Abrahams novel, including those written under the Spencer Quinn moniker™. But I’ve noticed that there’s a whole thing going on of readers who’ve already bought It’s A Wonderful Woof, the Chet and Bernie Christmas novel that came out this week, waiting till closer to Christmas Day to actually read it. That reminded me of this passage from the book:

“Merry Christmas,” Johanna said. She slid the present across the table. “I think it’s the kind you like.”

“The kind of what?”

“Open it and see. I won’t tell Santa.”

“Who will you tell?” Bernie said.

“Huh?” said Johanna. “I just meant you don’t have to wait for Christmas Day.”

“What if I like waiting for Christmas Day?”

“Then by all means.”

So – we were opening the present? Not opening? I had no idea, but Bernie ended up opening, which was what I’d have done if I’d been Bernie. Whoa! What a thought! I wasn’t sure I was comfortable with it. What if I was Bernie and … and he was Chet! I knew one thing for sure. I’d give him a treat this very second.



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4 Responses to “Beginnings (Not)”

  1. B. Stover
    10:48 am on October 24th, 2021

    Chet deserves a treat!

    Good day to all.

  2. Wose-The Small and Meek
    12:53 pm on October 24th, 2021


    Not only does Chet deserve a treat, but Bernie does too! I wonder what Johanna gave Bernie…

    RIO! Your Braves are innit!

    Good day to all!

  3. Wose-The Small and Meek
    1:02 pm on October 24th, 2021

    Just wanted to share a news item I saw this morning…A very happy ending!

  4. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:29 pm on October 24th, 2021

    Rose!…They are not my Braves. They just were a vehicle to beat those losey Dodgers…heh!hehh!…Now they have the Astros, whom I don’t know at all so therefore I probably will be rooting for the Braves…grump!guffle!

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