Posts Tagged ‘Short Tails’

The Galaxatron


July 30th, 2022 Posted 6:46 am

There was a very brief pause when Mr. Parsons’ face went still. Then he smiled and said, “In fact, I’ve just come from the Galaxatron,” he said.

“Oh my goodness,” said Mrs. Parsons. “Were you in it?”

“Not actually in,” Mr. Parsons said. He turned to Bernie. “Did Edna mention the Galaxatron?”

“I was coming to it,” said Mrs. Parsons.

“I’m all ears,” Bernie said.

Better stop right there. Not that Bernie’s ears are tiny or anything like that. Far from it. But stepping back and taking a good look you see right away that Bernie’s ears are just a small part of the whole package. Then came one of the strangest thoughts of my whole life: Did Iggy worry about things like this? I glanced over toward the water the water bowl. Iggy was still there, but now on his back, paws in the air, eyes closed.
No worries about anything.

“The way Ricardo puts it,” Mr. Parsons said, “is that the Galaxatron just gives you a little boost on the way you already know how to go. But there’s science behind it, even if not fully understood.”

“What kind of science?” Bernie said.

“Electromagnetism,” said Mr. Parsons. I began to lose concentration at that point, and I got the idea that Mrs. Parsons did, too. Soon Mr. Parsons was drawing on a sheet of paper and saying things like “anomaly in the crust,” “vast iron deposit,” and “nodal point in the earth’s magnetic field.” I was considering lying on my back with my paws in the air when he said, “And the context for all this is the electrical nature of mental activity,” and came to an end.

(from the Iggy Papers, one of the short stories in this new collection)


Did I Forget To Mention …


July 25th, 2022 Posted 7:27 am

… that there’s an excerpt from Bark To The Future, the upcoming (8/9) Chet and Bernie novel, included in Short Tails, the new C&B short story collection? I wouldn’t put it past me.


A Recent Amazon Reviewer …


July 16th, 2022 Posted 7:49 am

… on Short Tails, the new Chet and Bernie short story collection:

“Love Chet and Bernie. Have read all their books. For example: Chet is talking about finding and nibbling on finger and toe nail clippings and he says, ‘After a while I just said Chet what’s the use?’

That’s Chet for you. Spencer Tracy has a marvelous mind.*”

(*possibly meaning Quinn for Tracy.)



Feeling Real


July 13th, 2022 Posted 6:50 am

A recent Amazon reviewer on Short Tails, the new Chet and Bernie short story collection:

Awesome. I love these Chet and Bernie books. Read every one and never disappointed. Mr Quinn is a great author and the characters feel real. Thanks, again for another great story. I already preordered the August book.*
(*Bark To The Future)

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