Hey, Snippetteers! I hope you all had a good week. My week was very long. Work was busy, I was still feeling rubbish with the worst cold in history – finally managed to shake it off after 15 days 😦 Plus, I was counting off the days, first of all to release day for The Short Stories Collection, and second, to today – the day when I collected my new motorcycle, the one I’d dreamed of having for 10 years. Anyway, the weather was foul, it was freezing, wet, the roads were filthy and gritty, and I got wet and cold riding 100 miles home on the new bike. Yes, I could have had it delivered, but I didn’t want to. Part of the excitement for me was going to the garage to collect the bike and riding it to its new home. This is Alexander!
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Now for my snippet of the week. For the past few weeks I’ve posted snips of In Darkest Peru and One Snowy Night from my new Collection. It was released on 31 January 2018 and Signal Boost Promotions have been doing an outstanding job of promo-ing it for me. This week I have a teaser from the final story, Lost and Found.
This snip is a little way into the story, after Philip Johnson has begun to recover from the heartbreaking loss of his dog of 10 years, Prince.
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I began by searching the Internet for local dog breeders. After many hours I discovered an advertisement on Preloved, a website for pets needing new homes.
Four-month-old male German Shepherd puppy, looking for loving forever home due to time wasters.
I read on. The owner had a German Shepherd bitch that he’d bred. There had been six puppies, one which he intended to keep. Four had gone to new homes, but the last one had waited in vain for its new owner to turn up. Eventually that person had admitted they’d changed their mind. The dog was fully vaccinated, micro-chipped, house-trained, and had begun obedience training. His pictures were adorable. He was very like Prince, but with more black on his face. I called the mobile number listed in the ad and much to my surprise, a familiar voice answered.
“Hello? This is Edward Manby. Can I help?”
“Oh! Um, this is Philip Johnson. You’re my vet. You, um, you treated my dog, Prince.”
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If you like the sound of Lost and Found – hey, I’m a poet and I didn’t know it! *cough* If you want to read more, the Collection is available here:-