Aug 172020

Teaser Tuesday Time

Floating Twigs

Floating Twigs by Charles Tabb

I had known the day would come when circumstances forced my return to Denton, Florida, where I grew up. My parents had died before I finished high school, but another funeral brought me here now.

The Denton of my childhood reminded me of an old man, settled and unchanging. However, on that sunny day back in 1990 as I drove across the bridge that spanned the inlet between Denton Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, I looked over the expance of emerald-green water to the harbor that lay protected by Sugar Isle, a long barrier island of sugar-white sand. Instead of a harbor filled with fishing boats lazily dotting the landscape, a waterfront teeming with jet-skis and noise greeted me. New boat dogs grew and twisted out of the adjoining land like cancerous groths. Beside the more expensive boats that had invaded the harbor, the older fishing oalts looked like improverished cousins. Seventeen years had scarred the town.

The next day I spent time with Bones, sneaking leftovers out to him from the kitchen and letting him get to know me. I ended up giving him bread and some gravy that had been in the refrigerator for a few days, along with some baloney and stale rice. It wasn’t much of a meal, but he ate it the way he had everything else – in huge gulps.

  19 Responses to “First Chapter, First Paragraph, Tuesday Intros/Teaser Tuesday:
Floating Twigs by Charles Tabb”

  1. Oh this sounds like a good one Vicki; I need to check it out.

  2. Good teaser and interesting first paragraphs. I’d definitely be tempted to read on. My teaser is from The First to Lie by Hank Phillippi Ryan

  3. I like the descriptions that take us right into the heart of her childhood and her story. Thanks for sharing, and here’s mine: “THE SILENT WIFE”

  4. I shy away from books that feature animals. No matter how heartwarming the story I always cry when an animal is involved and I have an underlying dread that something bad will happen to the animal.

    • If an animal gets hurt etc. in a book or movie, or even on a FB post, I cry. But I still read/watch because sometimes the animal is rescued like in this book and I’m pretty sure the dog has a great life with Jack.

  5. Sounds interesting, Vicki.

  6. This sounds like a good one. I’d want to keep reading.

  7. Why do I have a feeling you’ll need a box of kleenex next to you when you read this one! Hope it turns out to be a great story.

  8. I absolutely love that teaser. This like a great read!

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