One of the responses to questions on the 2018 Pet Blogger Challenge was that several of our readers do not have Facebook. I decided that I would repost some of the mini series that I had originally published there. Here is part one from "When Rescues Write Noir...."
Originally published on Facebook November 5, 2017.
went by the name Ramble DeAmble, but he had gone by other names. He’d
done time too, he had a rap sheet as long as his front leg. If only
these people knew. Would they have given him a place to rest his head?
The other one, Monty is his name, says yes.
Monty had been in and out
of prison so many times, he gets birthday cards from the guards. Monty
was always making sure he had an escape route.
He practices it nightly, pacing back and forth, checking the doors and
The dame, she says the same. What was her name? Harlow?
She’s a looker, that one, claims she’s royalty. Who knows, maybe she
is. She has a different way about her.
Monty sometimes talks about his
escape tunnel behind the old greenhouse. Ya gotta be ready he says,
for when they come for you. Monty has a thing about lights. Time in
the big house can do that to you, Ramble supposed.
He’s on a farm now,
in the middle of nowhere. He can try to make it as a farmer, he thinks,
except he hates dirt, and rain, and the outdoors in general. So he
stays inside, making friends with the people. Making friends with Monty
and the dame. At least there is plenty of food, he thinks. That’s