Saturday, August 24, 2013

Sunday Snippet - August 25


Today's Snippet comes from Book 2 of The Glade Series, Children in the Garden.  To make the passage more meaningful, know that Grey, True Squirrel of the Old Ones, is visible and audible only to ten-year-old Davy.  That is until . . . 
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It was then that Grey did a most incredible, unimaginable thing.  He leapt off the rail and raced down the aisle of the church for the front doors.  As he flew by Davy, he smiled and said, "Watch!"

Within seconds, pandemonium ruled.  Women screamed and men hollered as a seemingly crazed, larger-than-life squirrel dashed headlong down the center aisle aiming right for the pastor.  Without a break in momentum, he leaped for the pastor's chest and knocked him soundly onto his hind parts.  Not an alarming inch away from the man's nose, Grey whispered, "Love and grace, my brother, love and grace."

Pastor Williams emitted a pitiful moan and passed out.  Before anyone could apprehend him, Grey dashed through the door he had entered with the choir and vanished, it seemed to all, into thin air. 

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26 comments:

  1. Hilarious!
    The squirrel attacked the parson? And knocked him on his ass in church?
    I'll have to tell you about the time I stold the preacher's sermon.
    Nice snippett!

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    1. Thanks so much, Chip! I'll be sure to check yours out on Monday as I'm taking a hiatus from the internet world every Sunday from here on out.
      Blessings!

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  2. What a wonderful snippet! I was chuckling well before the end of the eight. I can picture this scene so easily in my mind. Well done!

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    1. Thank you, Denise! I so appreciate you coming by!

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  3. I'm assuming that this preacher got exactly what he deserved, but regardless, it's hilarious! :D

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    1. He certainly did, Sarah! Thanks for coming by!

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  4. Oh, from the mouths of children and squirrels, all truths come. Fun 8!

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    1. Oh, yes, they do, Sharon! :) Thanks for coming by!

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    1. Glad you got a chuckle, Kary! Thanks for coming by!

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  6. Laughing SO hard! (This reminds me of a song - Mississippi Squirrel Revival - that makes us all hysterical every time we hear it.) You did an amazing job of bringing this scene to life. LOVE this!

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    1. I've never heard Mississippi Squirrel Revival, but will definitely look it up! Glad you enjoyed the scene here, Sarah, and thanks for coming by!

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  7. Great sense of the action and chaos in your description. Good job!

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    1. Thanks for the vote of confidence, Willa, and for stopping by!

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  8. This is very well done with good visuals. I could feel the slap on the pastor's rump. Good job!

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    1. I'm so glad you liked this, Rayne! Thanks for coming by and for your kind words!

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  9. Very different, loved the description of the scene and the overall premise. Terrific snippet!

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    1. Glad you liked this scene, Veronica! Thanks so much for stopping in!

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  10. Fun character and great description of the events, Jordan. :)

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    1. Grey is definitely a fun character. :) Glad you enjoyed this Siobhan, and thanks for visiting!

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  11. This was pretty amazing. The squirrel knocking the pastor off in his own church. Too funny!

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    1. Actually, this is a visiting pastor to the church in the story. Grey had enough of his "hell-fire" preaching. :) Thanks for coming by, Linda!

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  12. Oh that was hysterical! Loved it. I think the squirrels that live in my yard think like that. I remember when my kids were little, my daughter would yell, "Ouch!" the one day her and her brother were playing in the yard. Turns out a squirrel was dropping nuts on her head.

    History Sleuth's Milk Carton Murders

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    1. What a great story about your daughter's experience, Cindy! I'm with you - I think squirrels are craftier than we give them credit for. Glad you liked the snippet and thanks so much for coming by!

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  13. That was great!

    And now you have me thinking about Ray Stevens' "Mississippi Squirrel Revival."

    (Heads off to YouTube to watch it.)

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    1. Thanks, PT! Now I need to listen to that song, too! :)

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