There's still time to do some fun summer activites and win a Kindle Fire & eBooks from several local authors.
School is starting across the state, but no school appears to start at the same time. There are a few days left for me to eek out some summer activities. Here’s my top ten must do. I’d love to hear what yours are.
- Outdoor Concerts
- Shakespeare in the Park
- Gene’s Root Beer Stand
- Eating Outside (in the park, at a restaurant, at home)
- State Fair
- Staying out after dark and watch the fireflies come out
- Beach vacations (These are good anytime.)
- Swimming followed by floating in the water
- Evening rides in the convertible
- The free time to read a book cover to cover without interruption.
Here’s an excerpt from A Bark in the Night set in Indianapolis and it takes place in the summer. Surprise!
Nala searched her mind for how she had treated Max in the few days she owned him. Had she offended him somehow by treating him like a dog? “You never answered how you came to talk.”
“Oh, that.” He managed a few sharp yips that resembled a laugh. “Funny story. My first owner was a close-mouthed male. Not one to share his feelings or general observations about life. While this didn’t bother me all that much, it was an entirely different story for his girlfriend, who happened to be a witch. She always fixed extra scrambled eggs and bacon for me when she visited, so I liked her. Anyhow, one day, she says to the man, ‘If you don’t talk to me, then your dog will.’”
“Just like that?”
“Took me a while to become a good conversationalist. At the time, I was so excited I voiced every thought.” He lifted his head enough to display a doggy grin. “Imagine a constant litany of me listing everything I saw. Tree, grass, dog poop from the poodle two houses down, smells like she likes me. After all, she left it in front of my house. Well, you get the idea.”
“Yep, I discovered immediately that while people yack non-stop, they don’t appreciate a talkative dog, especially my first owner who didn’t even make the effort to talk to his girlfriend. One day, she was gone. Not sure if they agreed to separate. I just noticed the house smelled less like the sandalwood incense she always burned. After that, I got relocated, too.”
Want to read more? Available on Amazon, iTunes, BN, and Smashwords.
Participating Authors Summer Blogs
Check out LaNora Magano
Check out Teresa Keefer
Check out Lisa Caviness
Check out Author J J Devine