The Smuggs Chronicle – Part Five
Fifth Day: August 22, 2013
Clouds fill the sky above Mansfield and Sterling. Sporadic rain falls. Mira and I enjoy an afternoon in. The sun soon breaks through. We eat her homemade salad and drink her latest creation: red wine mimosas.
clatter of silverware on
A day in “Bookland.” Soaking in Stephan Erickson’s Dust of Dreams. Where did the day go?
flying off a dripping branch
Frankie races through the new obstacle course at the Fun Zone — his first visit of the season.
Goodtime Charlie, the Friendly Pirate, Billy Bob Bear and Mogal Mouse arrive for the kids dance party. It’s part of the indoor festivities that Smuggs hosts when the Vermont Country Fair is rained out.
Not that Frankie notices for long.
the boy races for
read from the beginning: Pre-Smuggs Insomnia, the Prequel
more by FRANK J. TASSONE
photograph by Kate Williams