Looking For Quacks In The Pavement

The First Real Installment

On Tuesday I posted the first installment of The Critter Conundrum, which is a nice foot-in-the-door moment but there are only a few hundred words in that prologue and not much to get excited about.

Today? You get the first and (currently) biggest real installment, where we meet Charlie and get reacquainted with Andrew (this version of him, anyway) and so on. Action! Snarky dialog! That sort of thing!

I still really love this one, even a month or so after I wrote it. This is wildly out of character for me, by the way: Usually, once I write something and gain more than a few hours’ temporal distance from it, I can’t stand to even think about it ever again. This? I’m delighted with it. Truly.

Now, Tuesday’s upcoming installment… that’s where I’ll either lock in my readership or lose everyone forever. I honestly don’t know. Were I prone to biting my nails, I’d be doing so…


  1. Wonderduck

    Thought the first: nice new paintjob on the digs, GD… where are the spinning rims?

    Thought the second: interesting installment. Not entirely sure it’s my cup of meat, but I read the whole thing, and that’s not a bad thing.

    Thought the third: how big was the critter? A small dog? Doesn’t seem very scary, which makes Charlie seem like something of a wimp…

  2. Wonderduck

    Huh. Go figure… I’m actually enjoying this.

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