It was a different world than the one we live in now. The attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City were still years away, and we were all blissfully unaware that such a horrific event could transpire on American soil. (more…)
I was an only child, and Brandy had been my best friend for nine years. We had bought her in 1973 when I was in third grade, after which she had remained my constant companion until her untimely death in the spring of 1982. I was 17 years old when the doctor gave her the fatal injection in the back seat of our car. I was sitting with her when she collapsed, her massive head falling into my lap. I ran my hands over her lifeless face, recalling the vet’s words about involuntary muscle contractions as I watched my dead friend swallowing again and again during the ride home. Perhaps, I wondered, there was wonderful cool water to drink in heaven. (more…)
Why? Honestly, because the manuscript has sat on my hard drive for years, and I’d love for the world to experience Cozy’s many tales. Well, that, and I just read “The Martian” which was terrific and originally released as web serial which has inspired me to do something similar.
I will be releasing each chapter on Friday of each week here on my blog. Oh, and the pic? That’s Cozy “woo wooing” her approval.