Monday, April 23, 2012

T is for Talking Old Mutt

Excerpt from my current WiP, Rash & Scarson, unedited from my ongoing first draft, so don't read it with too hard of an eye. This is the book I'm writing with my kids. Old Tom is an acronym for Talking Old Mutt.

April A-Z Challenge.

I will post excerpts from various writings daily.

They were a hodge-podge crew to be sure. Tom, short for Talking Old Mutt, was a scruffy sort of dog with wiry fur the color of dirty socks. He walked upright, like a man, though from time to time he hopped and looked very much like a trick-dog from the circus. His heritage was Egyptian and African, and even though he was as tough as the walnut cane he carried, his left hind leg was a crippling reminder of the hyena he killed in his youth. With his keen sense of direction, Tom was the straight-forward choice for first mate and ship's pilot.

Eric W. Trant is a published author of several short stories and the novel Out of the Great Black Nothing. He is currently represented by Debrin Case at Open Heart Publishing. See more of Eric's work here: Publications


Wendy Tyler Ryan said...

Sounds like quite the character. I love that you are doing a project with your kids.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

That will be some book to look back on with happy memories. I'm looking forward to it coming out. Oddly enough, today's post of mine includes a hound, too. A hellhound named Puppy. He's thinking of starting his own fan club. Hey, I am not going to rain on a hellhound's parade! LOL. Roland

Laura S. said...

Hello, Eric! This is so cute that you're writing a book with your kids. They will fondly remember this time you have together always!

Have a terrific week and happy A to Z!!

Wine and Words said...

If walls had ears. If dogs could talk. Ohhhh the tales they would tell. The most privileged among us, often keep their intel well hidden.