Wednesday, July 4, 2012

...just a little Summer Charm ;)

" had been a day or two since watching the fireworks fill the night sky with spider webs the color of a rainbow over Walnut Creek Park.  Later, I swore I could still hear the cannon blasts, like distant gunfire from across the county.

I was nine years old, enjoying summer break, sweating through a July heat wave.  Humidity in the shape of a giant mushroom cloud, hovering over the state of Ohio.  Its intensity was enough to make our cat pant like a dog and scurry for shade by ten a.m.  

I'd sneak up on him, a lazy orange tabby, its fur twisted and matted together from a territorial dispute with the neighboring tom, and blast him with the garden hose.  He'd spring into the air, his back arched, a guttural screech causing every nearby sparrow to flutter about in graceless circles, and stumble for the bordering maples in the distance.  

Then I'd giggle to myself as he'd stop, just out of firing range, and offer me a grimace from across the yard as if to say, "Between you and me, that hit the spot..."

"South of Charm"

...enjoy the summer ;)



Donna Hole said...

I'm a Kenny Chesney FAN and I hadn't heard this one yet. Tells you my head has been stuck in the sand . .

This is one of your funnier excerpts; and yeah, I laughed. Good scenes never lose their appeal :)

My daughter is coming to visit this weekend, and she reads mostly paranormals, but I'm hoping to get her interested in South of Charm. *ahem* ulterior motive; I may get some time on the computer if she is reading and the grandkids are enjoying the slip-n-slide.


Roland D. Yeomans said...

Donna is right. Good scenes never lose their appeal ... especially if they are funny and include animals. Have a lovely rest of the week, Roland

The Golden Eagle said...

That's a great scene. :)

Thanks for sharing the video!

Elliot Grace said...

Hey Donna, thanks for touting "Charm" to your daughter. Hoping she enjoys it ;)

Hey Roland, animals indeed can be a neat trick to spice things up a bit. Thanks for stopping by ;)

Hey Eagle, thanks so much!


Morgan said...

I love how your words create such a "mood" or "feeling" ... really nice, Elliot ;)

Suzanne Furness said...

Hi Elliot, thanks for stopping by my blog earlier, it's good to meet you.

Susan Oloier said...

What a great excerpt. I have a huge TBR list right now, but I'm off to sample your book from Amazon.

Annmarie Pipa said...

love the mood of your descriptive story!!

Donna Hole said...

Hey El; I've seen you visiting about, and I just wanted to say Hello, and wish you and your family happy thoughts.


Stas Shmy said...

sounds depressing haha

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